Pennyroyal is an aromatic herb of the Greek countryside. It belongs to the plant genus named mint «Mentha». The name “mentha” derives from the ancient Greek name of Nymph Minthi. Greeks call it Wild Mentha on “Fliskouni”.
In ancient Greece it was known by the name (Vlichouni or Vlichion) and was used by physicians like Hippocrates, Dioscorides, Galenus, and others, as a remedy for many diseases such as colds, coughs, dysmenorrheal, vertigo, insomnia and sore throats and many others. Ancient Greeks also flavored water in the bathroom with pennyroyal, at halls of “symposia” to stimulate the appetite and good mood.
In small doses, this tea is considered to be a tranquilizer – soothing, while in heavy doses as a male stimulant and an aphrodisiac.
The “Mentha pulegium” species grows free in the wild in wet valleys, in clearings, in the forest and on mountainous banks of lakes and streams. It is collected in the summer only in Central Greece, on the Pindos and Agrafa Mountains which are renowned for the exceptional quality of herbs that grow there at altitudes of 600-1200 meters. This type of mint contains larger quantities of essential oils, but also valuable substances of mint, such as, menthol, the Peppermint oil, tannin etc. Collected with care and only by hands, plants are strapped on site in small bunches (bundles), for not pressed flowers and leaves. Then bunches are hung in a shady and ventilated place for several days until they dry out naturally, without using any technical means (drier) and without plants exposed to the sun for quick drying. When Tea is completely dry out, small bundles are rubbed by hand and not by mechanical means, in order to collect only flowers and plant leaves, without branches. This way final product is perfectly clean and fine, with exhalent flavor and taste. Finally, dry Pennyroyal mint tightly packed in special packaging certified suitability for food. This ensures beautiful golden color, aroma, flavor, properties and the unsurpassed quality of our tea.
PHYSIS Wild Pennyroyal Tea comes not from cultivated plants, but from native wild organic plants, far from any urban pollution and completely free of pesticides, fertilizers and any farming care. For this reason PHYSIS Wild Pennyroyal Tea is available in very small quantities. So very few can have the opportunity to enjoy this superior high quality tea drink in their cup!
Product Description: Organic Native Wild Pennyroyal Mint from Greece, limited production.
Plant species: Mentha pulegium
Quality attributes: Exclusive wild native Greek Pennyroyal Mint from Pindos mountains, on altitude of 600-1200 meters. . Collected, processed and packaged by hand. Superior quality, intense peppery flavor, rich in essential oils.
Expiry Date: Within 36 months after packaging.
Storage: Please store in dark, dry and cool place to enjoy unchangeable excellent quality.
For a cup, warm water before boiling (about 90-95°C) and add a teaspoon of PHYSIS Wild Pennyroyal. Allow 4-5 minutes to release the aromas and drain with filter paper or very fine sieve into a cup. You can optionally add some sweetener proposed pure honey, or other natural flavors such as citrus or apple peel. Try to mix it with other herbs of PHYSIS in proportions you want and create your own beverage. In summer time enjoy it cold, just making higher dose and putting beverage in the fridge where you can consume within 24 hours in order to maintain all the aromas and flavor.
Pennyroyal is known and used as a remedy for many ailments for thousands of years and is contraindicated in homeopathy because it is an impediment. As medicine used in:
- Nerve disorders
- In Vertigo
- Against insomnia
- In gastritis
- As antitussive
- In cold
- In Sore throats
- As stimulant in high doses
- In rheumatism
- In migraineAgainst halitosis
- In insect bites
- As a diaphoretic – refreshing
TRADITIONAL GREEK MEDICINE FOR RHINOSINUSITIS AND STUFFY NOSE
Pour half liter of water in a pot and when begins to boil, remove from heat adding 2-3 tablespoons of PHYSIS Wild Pennyroyal. Lean over the pot and take deep breaths for 3-4 minutes.
Repeat 2-3 times daily for 3 to 4 days. Stop using for 5-6 days and repeat the same if necessary.
Caution: Avoid Pennyroyal during breastfeeding because it may interrupt breastfeeding.
Before using herbs remedies, please consult your doctor.