Pennyroyal Tea - Mentha Pulegium L.
Pennyroyal Tea - Mentha Pulegium L.

Pennyroyal Tea - Mentha Pulegium L.

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Pennyroyal Tea Natural Expectorant 

Pennyroyal Tea - Mentha Pulegium L.

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Leaf


Belonging to the genus Mentha, the plant is well known for its medicinal properties. The aromatic plant belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is spontaneously growing, native to the Mediterranean and western Asia, where it is used because of its carminative, relaxing and emenagoga properties.

Health benefits:

The tea of ​​poejo is very indicated due to its action as an expectorant, helping in the treatment of colds, colds, chronic cough, asthma, besides being effective also in the treatment of diarrhea, nausea, acidity and burning in the stomach. 

Among its properties, we mention its action as carminative, digestive, vermifuge, expectorant, antiseptic, antispasmodic and emenagogue. With compresses, the plant is effective in relieving rheumatic pain, in addition to acting as a natural repellent against insects such as flies, mosquitoes and fleas. Tea consumption, in turn, is effective in relieving menstrual pain, reducing anxiety, decreasing gas formation, and treating insomnia.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Cold and flu
  • Cough
  • Lack of appetite
  • Bad digestion
  • Heartburn
  • Gas
  • Intestinal cramps
  • Coryza
  • Phlegm
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Intestinal worms
  • Fever
  • Delayed menstruation


  1. Add 2 tablespoons of herb to one liter of water
  2. Turn off when it reaches boil
  3. Remove from the heat and leave the pan (capped) to stand for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and drink

How to drink:

Take 2 to 3 times a day.


The consumption of tea is contraindicated for pregnant women, especially in the first months, because the poejo herb can cause hemorrhages and lead to abortion. In addition, the plant has a substance considered toxic when consumed in high quantities, the pulegone. It is important, for these and several other reasons, that before starting treatment with medicines, be they natural or industrialized, you consult a doctor and inform about all the medicines you take and your health conditions.