Pennyroyal Organic

Pennyroyal Organic

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Pennyroyal: A Herb Steeped in History and Warning (1oz)

Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) is a plant with a complex history. While it was once used medicinally, it is now recognized as a dangerous herb due to its toxic properties. However, Pennyroyal holds a significant place in folklore and magic.


Magickal Meanings:

Despite its physical dangers, Pennyroyal has a rich tapestry of symbolic associations across three Chakras:

  • Strength & Communication (Throat Chakra): Pennyroyal's historical association with clearing blockages connects it to the Throat Chakra. In folklore, it was used to promote clear communication and overcome obstacles. (Symbolic Use Only)
  • Protection & Willpower (Solar Plexus Chakra): The perceived strength of Pennyroyal is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, the seat of willpower and personal power. In magic, it was used symbolically for protection and to bolster courage. (Symbolic Use Only)
  • Love & Passion (Sacral Chakra): In some traditions, Pennyroyal is linked to love and passion. Due to its toxicity, however, it should never be used in love spells or rituals involving physical contact. (Symbolic Use Only)

Pennyroyal Today (Symbolic Use Only):

While Pennyroyal is too risky for internal or external use, it can still hold meaning in symbolic practices. Here are some ideas for incorporating Pennyroyal symbolically:

  • Burn a visualization (with safety): If you are experienced with safe burning practices, you could write your desired outcome (e.g., clear communication, protection) on a piece of paper with Pennyroyal tea (avoiding inhalation of smoke) and visualize it burning away obstacles. (Extreme Caution Advised)
  • Carry a charm (symbolically): You can create a charm pouch containing a non-toxic substitute for Pennyroyal (like blue vervain) to represent your desired outcome.

Embrace Alternatives:

Several herbs can be used safely for similar intentions as Pennyroyal in magic. Here are some examples:

  • Protection: Chamomile, St. John's Wort, Rosemary
  • Communication: Chamomile, Blue Vervain, Peppermint
  • Love: Rose, Lavender, Chamomile

Remember: Safety is paramount. Explore the world of herbs with caution and avoid using Pennyroyal internally or externally. There are always alternative herbs that can be used safely and effectively in your magical practices.


We DO NOT claim to provide all the information available about herbs or natural remedies. You must do additional research on the herbs you buy! In the case that you are ill, you should consult with your doctor or another medical specialist. The owners and employees of The Magickal Earth are NOT RESPONSIBLE for any kind of misuse or injury that may directly or indirectly happen as a result of purchasing our herbs or using the information we provide.