Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal (Mentha Puleginin), a British species of mint, with a peculiar and rather unpleasant smell. It is distilled for its essential oil, which is employed as a carminative and antispasmodic, and is credited with efficacy in female disorders. In the eastern United States the allied Hedeoma pnlegioietes is similarly used under the same name, and an infusion of it is popular as a remedy for colds and rheumatism.