Herbs O-Z

Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Amber
Location:
Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Date:
December 16, 2016
          4.0
 
good if kept from spreading
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? great for seasonally wet areas

What are the cons? can become invasive

Review:

It's silly to rate this plant solely on edibility. You shouldn't eat pennyroyal, but the leaves are good for repelling insects you don't want, yet bees and other pollinators like the pollen. Use w/ fresh lemon balm yarrow for insect repellent spray, candles etc. It will grow in wet, boggy areas others struggle with, but that leads to its major drawback, if it likes its environment too well, it becomes invasive. Gardeners outside its native zones who live next to streams, ponds or boggy fields should not plant pennyroyal, bc it spreads by root and seeds and takes over. If you have areas in your yard w/ poor drainage that get kind of boggy, but are in the suburbs and not right on the edge of a place pennyroyal can invade, it can be fine. It can also tolerate shade, so a strip of wet, shady soil bounded by cement walkways is a perfect place. Just be aware it can spread plant accordingly, it can fill otherwise difficult spots. Also can be grown in containers, which prevents spreading.

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
m3
Location:
San Ramon, CA, United States
Date:
July 5, 2016
          5.0
 
Repels many pests
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, repels fleas

What are the cons? keep away from livestock

Review:

This plant is an excellent plant to grow if you are an organic/biologic gardener who is looking for natural pest control, diversity. The disclaimer above is appropriate and the reviews giving one star because it's a toxic plant fail to understand what they are reviewing- yes it's not an edible herb for food- it has other purposes in the garden not the least of which is preserving diversity, attracting and feeding pollinators, and repelling pests like fleas. Therefore it makes a great border around a doghouse or behind a horse stable. You can use it to make a flea spray for dog's coats or crush and rub it on your dog. It repels ants mosquitos and ticks as well. Even mice rats and rabbits hate it! So it has some amazing uses in the garden setting. It is a five star plant for what most people use it for.

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18 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Beth J
Location:
Eureka, CA, United States
Date:
February 16, 2015
          3.0
 
decent
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? deters bugs, aborcificant

What are the cons? none

Review:

nice minty scent. It's true it is an aborcificant. Don't take it internally unless you are knowledgeable. It is dangerous. It also help keep pests out of my garden. :D Love it for that!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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28 out of 84 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GC
Location:
shelbyille, KY
Date:
January 28, 2014
          1.0
 
negative effects
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? none

What are the cons? possible abortifacient

Review:

I am typing in this message to confirm that Pennyroyal does indeed have potential negative effects. The most dangerous quality to this herb is that it can act as an abortifacient. This herb can also cause livestock to abort as well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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