Mentha pulegium L.

Mentha pulegium L.

Chamaephytes

  • Desert
  • Thermophilous plants
  • Lamiaceae
  • Pennyroyal
  • נַענַע הַכַּדּוּרִים
  • na'na' ha-kadurim
  • فولية
  • fulaya
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Mentha pulegium L.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Oral health Toothache Analgesic

Prepare infusion of 1 teaspoon of whole plant in hot water & gargle

Prepare infusion of 1 teaspoon of whole plant in hot water & gargle

Stem, leaf
Respiratory Colds Anti-catarrhal, Anti-infective, Anti-tussive, Diaphoretic

1.Prepare infusion of leaves/ stems. Whip watery extract + sugar + egg-white until foamy; drink before sleeping. (Induces sweating). 2.Cook leaves/ stems + za'atar farsi (Coridothymus capitatus) & drink x1 cup before sleeping (may dilute with milk)

1.Prepare infusion of leaves/ stems. Whip watery extract + sugar + egg-white until foamy; drink before sleeping. (Induces sweating). 2.Cook leaves/ stems + za'atar farsi (Coridothymus capitatus) & drink x1 cup before sleeping (may dilute with milk)

Stem, leaf
Respiratory Cough & runny nose Ant-infective, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-tussive

Cook leaves & stems with za'atar farsi (Coridothymus capitatus); drink x1 cup before sleeping (may dilute with milk)

Cook leaves & stems with za'atar farsi (Coridothymus capitatus); drink x1 cup before sleeping (may dilute with milk)

Stem, leaf