Anti-Hysteric: Those who suffer from hysteria and undergo sudden hysteric attacks such as convulsions, unconscious violent behaviour, and fainting always run the risk of losing their lives. They should always keep themselves away from fire, water, abrasives, and height, as they are very much likely to burn, drown, cut, fall, and knock themselves unconscious when undergoing such attacks. The essential oil of Penny Royal, due to its effects on the nerves and brain, helps to control these attacks and is particularly useful in hysterical fainting.
Antimicrobial & Antibacterial: The antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of this oil are the results of its toxicity. You can imagine that even in trace quantities (mere parts per million) how deadly this poisonous oil might be for those tiny microscopic living beings (microbes) if it is so deadly for humans. Even a few milliliters can cause death. It kills the microbes and bacteria and protects us from the infections caused by them.
Anti-Rheumatic & Anti-Arthritic: The depurative property, which is seen as the numbing effect of this oil on the nerves, as well as its cordial and stimulating effects on the blood circulation, make it an ideal combination as an anti-rheumatic and anti-arthritic treatment. Being a depurative, it promotes the removal of toxins like uric acid from the body, thereby eradicating the biggest cause behind rheumatism. The numbing effect on the nerves also helps withstand the pain of rheumatism and arthritis. Its cordial or warming effect heats up the affected area and gives a more comfortable feeling. Finally, its stimulating effect on blood circulation increases blood flow to important organ systems, and brings warmth to the affected places, while also curing them of rheumatism and arthritis.
A Few Words of Caution: This oil is highly poisonous to human and other animals. Ingestion in even small doses can cause death. It is a strong abortifacient as well, and should therefore be strictly avoided during pregnancy. It is not used in aromatherapy, as inhalation in small quantities can seriously damage the lungs, the respiratory tracts, and the liver. Furthermore, although several medicinal properties of this oil have been discussed above, most of them are reported to have been in use traditionally and their authenticity is not guaranteed. There are no sufficient research studies or proof for or against these medicinal properties except its properties like toxicity, insect repelling, and abortifacient. So, the utmost care should be taken while using this oil, either internally or externally.
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