Pennyroyal herb

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Magical herbs

Herbs can be used in wicca and paganism according to their correspondances.  Different herbs are used for different purposes.  The most common uses are in spells, potions, incenses and in bath teas.  Many herbs also have health giving properties and are used in cookery or as herbal teas.

Pennyroyal - mentha pulegium

"Sit and drink pennyroyal tea
Distill the life thats inside of me"
Nirvana, "Pennyroyal Tea"

A highly aromatic member of the mint family, pennyroyal is more pungent than the other mints.

Pennyroyal tea is an old fashioned remedy for amenorrhea. As with all herbs it should be used sparingly and with care.

Pennyroyal should NOT be taken by pregnant women as in large doses it is an abortificant.

Pennyroyal is also an efficient insect repellant

Magical Properties:

Used in spells for strength, peace, and protection. Also used to cleanse a space or working tools. Pennyroyal brings harmony and is helpful in times of domestic unrest. Placed in the shoe is believed to prevent weariness during travel and strengthens the body in general. As a ‘Herb of Peace’, aids in all types of tense situations, from business to personal negotiations. Kept in a bowl it can bring peace to the household, or cease fighting between couples. Traditionally Seamen scattered Pennyroyal on rough seas to calm them. You can carry Pennyroyal on board ships to prevent seasickness. It offers protection when worn or carried. Pennyroyal was used to bathe the body of dead to ensure peaceful transition to the next journey.
Correspondances: Masculine, Mars, Venus, Fire, Sacred to Demeter

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