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Mentha pulegium


Mentha pulegium
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著作権: Sayat Arslanlioglu (sayat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
ジャンル: Plants
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2007-06-10
カテゴリー: Flowers
カメラ: Canon PowerShot A80
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
アップロードした日: 2008-04-09 8:34
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Mentha pulegium.

from Wikipedia:

The herb Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium, family Lamiaceae), is a member of the mint genus; an essential oil extracted from it is used in aromatherapy. Crushed Pennyroyal leaves and foliage exhibit a very strong spearmint fragrance. Pennyroyal is a traditional folk medicine, poison and abortifacient. This oil is high in pulegone, a highly toxic volatile organic compound, which harms the liver and can stimulate uterine activity.

Uses
Since the U.S. Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act in October 1994, all manufactured forms of pennyroyal have carried a warning label against its use by pregnant women. This substance is not regulated by the FDA.

Pennyroyal essential oil is extremely concentrated, it should not ever be taken internally because it is highly toxic; even in small doses, the poison can lead to death. Complications have been reported from attempts to use the oil for self-induced abortion. In 1978, a pregnant woman was admitted to the hospital two hours after consuming approximately two tablespoonfulls (30 ml) of pennyroyal oil; she subsequently died. The oil can be used for aromatherapy, a bath additive and as a insect repellent. There are numerous studies that show pennyroyal's toxicity to humans and animals.

Pennyroyal tea is the use of a tincture made from the herb, the tincture is widely reputed as safe to ingest in restricted quantities. However given the toxicity of the herb, it should never be drunk. It has been traditionally employed and reportedly successful as an emmenagogue (menstrual flow stimulant) or as an abortifacient. In 1994 a young woman died from an undetected ectopic pregnancy while performing a self-induced abortion using pennyroyal tea, reports say that she had consumed the tea for longer than the recommended time length of five days. The most popular current use of the tea is to settle the stomach. However given the poisonous nature of the herb, it should never be drunk. Other reported medicinal uses through history include fainting, flatulence, gall ailments, gout, hepatitis (presumably Hepatitis A), a lung cleanser, a gum strengthener and, when ground with vinegar, a tumor remedy, although there is little to no medical evidence on any of these treatments.

Dried pennyroyal has also been recommended as a natural flea control.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-09 9:40]

Hi Sayat.
Very nice picture of the beautiful plant and flower. I like attractive diagonal composition of the picture, amazing smooth BG and wonderful reproduction of the tiny flowers. Soft lighting and delicate colours are superb. My compliments and best wishes.
Alexei.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5848 W: 89 N: 14956] (62731)
  • [2008-04-09 10:29]

Hi Sayat,wonderfull way to show this little flower,very nice soft pic,i like a lot the perfects details and the rights colours,my best compliments for the note too,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-04-09 12:09]

Merhaba Sayat bey
輟k gzel bir kare olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

Gzel kompozisyon, başarılı bir makro 軻kim Sayat, insanın "keşke 1-2 tipik yaprak da 軻r軻veye girebilseydi" diyesi geliyor...
Mehmet

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3043 W: 3 N: 8701] (40526)
  • [2008-05-09 1:21]

Bonjour Sayat,
Etonnante plante, tout autant par son aspect que par ses propri騁駸 toxiques. Tu l'as bien photographi馥 avec cette perspective en diagonale et l'accent mis sur la fleur. Ta notice est extr麥ent int駻essante. Un grand merci.
Belle journ馥 de printemps
Anne

very nice pic, TFS Ori

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