PENNYROYAL

PENNYROYAL: “Good Herb”

PREPARATION:

  • Infusion:

Add 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls of dried herb to one cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink up to 2 cups daily. The aroma resembles spearmint, but sharper. Taste will be bitter initially, but leaves a pleasant lasting taste.

  • Tincture:

Use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon no more than twice daily.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Use rich, sandy, slightly acidic loamy, well watered soil under full sun. Sow seeds in the spring or fall and cover them with 1/4 inch of soil. Thin the seedlings about five inches in spacings. Harvest the leaves and flower tops when they are in full bloom. Cut them a few inches above ground and hang them to dry in the autumn.