Mentha "English Pennyroyal" is a perennial herb variety grown in historical times for a great number of uses including a range of folk remedies such as flavouring wine and puddings with the distinct spearmint-like aroma. In its most practical application, this variety is effective as a natural insect repellent when planted near outdoor entertainment areas, as it has been found to keep mosquitoes, flies, midges and other annoying insects away. Mentha "English Pennyroyal" oil is also used in aromatherapy, however given its toxicity if it is ingested, this is not recommended. These properties of Mentha "English Pennyroyal" are believed to be a result of pulegone, a natural compound found in the plant. (Source: Wikipedia). The Climbing Fig™ does not advise the consumption and/or harvesting of any parts of the Mentha "English Pennyroyal" seeds or plant. In a more conventional use, Mentha "English Pennyroyal" is useful in broad range of landscaping applications including as a border, hedge or feature plant, as the mint like foliage contrasts beautifully against the much brighter mauve flowers. Mentha "English Pennyroyal" is very hardy and usually quite drought tolerant plant, once established.
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