Although pennyroyal is a relatively popular herb and is used especially in herbal teas (in which case the low concentration of the plant’s components makes it generally harmless), Florencia Pistone cautions that it can also cause adverse health effects.
Therefore, says Florencia Pistone, under certain conditions it may be contraindicated, especially with excessive use. The risk is usually higher when using an essential oil.
To begin with, it must be taken into account that this plant can cause irritation, which can cause burning and pain in the digestive tract. Also, if consumed in excess, it can cause diarrhea or headaches due to gastrointestinal problems, says Florencia Pistone.
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