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Drmarts drmarts at aol.com
Wed Feb 14 10:28:34 EST 1996

In message <Pine.3.89.9602140837.D8985- 0100000 at lex.lccc.edu>,
rcb1 at LEX.LCCC.EDU (Ron Blue) wrote:
>>>Sounds like an acetacholine inhibitor, what do you think.
Ron Blue

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 19:51:59 -0500
From:RSYES at aol.com
To: ad401 at virgin.usvi.net, aromatherapy at metron.com
Subject: Re: pennyroyal

Pennyroyal oil although very effective against fleas and mosquitoes  can
fatal if ingested.  Periodically someone does indeed ingest too  much of
oil (any is too much) and literally puts their life in jeapordy.  The
liability can come back on the supplier.  There are many other oils which
effective against insects, and to ease bruising; why bother with a
with such potential hazard.


I'm not certain of the pharmacology, but I know that most (if not all)
essential oils are posionous and should not be ingested. Pennyroyal is a
particularly potent herb and although it can be ingested as an infusion
(tea) or tincture (alcohol or vinegar extract, diluted in water), it
should be used sparingly. As far as I know it's primary use is to bring on
delayed menses, and it should never be used by pregnant women who want to
stay pregnant as it can cause miscarriage.


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