HERB - Fwd: hist-brewing: mint tea

Lynette lklc at prodigy.net
Sat Oct 30 11:00:16 PDT 1999

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  From: Rauthulfr 
  To: herbalist at Ansteorra.ORG 
  Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 10:46 AM
  Subject: Re: HERB - Fwd: hist-brewing: mint tea

  At 09:40 AM 10/29/99 , Bowen wrote:
  .  Does anyone here know if pennyroyal does hybridize?

  That would be my GUESS.  As far as I know all mints including pennyroyal will cross pollinate and transfer their properties to other mints.  Also,  Since mints can be difficult to distinguish some times (pennyroyal is similar in taste to peppermint) an individual may think he's selecting one when it is the other.  
  This is an interesting point since physicians and others often prescribe, or recommend peppermint for infants.  The dose of pennyroyal which the infant may have received may be harmless to adults but given to an infant with immature liver, kidneys  and other organs, its smaller size etc. causes it to react more severely.
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