Scientific name - Hedeoma pulegioides
Synonyms - Mentha pulegium
Popular names - stone mint, steinminze, poejo.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in North America, on sandy soil, drought.
Description - annual, stem very thin, erect, branched, finely pubescent, 15-45 cm high. Leaves ovat until obovata-oblong, ribbed, few soirees, top obtuse, base narrow, glabra, slightly pubescent, thin, upper leaves are smaller. Flowers in bunches, axillary, pedicel pubescent, less than or equal to calyx, calyx pubescent, lobes 3 short and 2 longer lobes. Corola white or blue-violet. Blooms in July-September.
Tolerances - tolerate a partial shading.
Requirements - prefers sunny position, solutioncountries well-drained, acidic.
Propagation - by seeds, spring or autumn.
Properties and Uses - entire plant has properties sudorific, carminative, stimulant, aromatic and sedatives. In traditional medicine Hedeoma pulegioides is used to treat chronic bronchitis, colic in children.
The leaves are harvested before flourishing. Tea leaf Hedeoma pulegioides is used for colds, fever, indigestion, headaches, induce menstruation, expectorant, against insects. Fresh leaves applied to the skin away flies and other insects.
Ingestion of essential oils Hedeoma pulegioides can be lethal, skin contact may cause dermatitis. Do not use during pregnancy.
Infusion d1 tablespoon of leaves in Hedeoma pulegioides a cup of hot water. Drink one cup a day.
Barrie R. Cassileth, Charles D. Lucarelli - Herb-Drug Interactions in Oncology - PMPH USA, 2003
Bill Church - West Virginia Medicinal Plants, Trees & Shrubs - Lulu, 2004
Jethro Kloss - Back to Eden - Lotus Press, 1997
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