Penny Royal (Hedeoma, Mentha)

PENNY ROYAL
(Hedeoma, Mentha)
A.K.A.
European Pennyroyal, Mock Pennyroyal, Squaw Mint, Tickseed, Stinking Balm, Mosquito Plant,
Pudding Grass, American False Pennyroyal and American False Pennyroyal  

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PennyroyalPennyroyal

Pennyroyal is part of the Larmiaceae family of plants, it is a low growing, aromatically strong, herbaceous annual flowering plant. It is a slender and erect 15-30 cm high, multi-branched  plant with a squared somewhat hairy stem. the leaves tend to be small and rather narrow, and have a strong mint like odor. The Flowers are pale blue and are produced in small clusters from mid to late summer.

Distribution:
Native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia and southern Ontario west to Minnesota and South Dakota, and south to northern Georgia and Arkansas.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin Contact

Toxic Principle:
Menthofuran, this essential oil should never be taken internally because it is highly toxic

Clinical Symptoms:
Absorption through the skin and/or Ingestion of the oil, even in small doses, can lead to vomiting within 2 hours and result in death within 48 hours.

 

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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 Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
We are not veterinarian’s and DO NOT provide medical help.

 If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance,
contact your local veterinarian or
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