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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Hedeoma pulegioides?
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Here is some basic information about Hedeoma pulegioides and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Hedeoma pulegioides.


Hedeoma pulegioides basic info
Scientific Name: Hedeoma pulegioides (L.) Pers..
Family: Lamiaceae.
Genus: Hedeoma.
Common names in English: American pennyroyal.
Description: Hedeoma pulegioides is an aromatic herbaceous annual plant, native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia and southern Ontario west to Minnesota and South Dakota, and south to northern Georgia and Arkansas. In the early 20th century, it was used “in domestic medicine, in the form of a warm infusion, to promote perspiration and as an emmenagogue.” Upon ingestion, one of its components, pulegone, metabolizes into hepatotoxic metabolites that depending on dosage can lead to organ failure, seizures, and death. - for more info about Hedeoma pulegioides See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Hedeoma pulegioides
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Hedeoma pulegioides in other websites
Hedeoma pulegioides common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Hedeoma pulegioides - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Hedeoma pulegioides - See link.


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