Pennyroyal ~ Mentha pulegium
$5 per plant in 9cm pot
Fresh pennyroyal rubbed onto your skin will protect it from biting insects and an infusion of it will help your baby get over the sniffles.
Put some in your pets bedding as it helps keep the fleas at bay..
If you’re home alone and have a headache maybe you could do what apparently our ancestors did…”A garland of Penny-royale made and worn about the head is of great force against the swimming in the head and the pains and giddiness thereof” (Mrs. M. Grieve). Or you could just make it into a cup of tea and see if that works!
Pennyroyal is useful for menstrual problems too but please DO NOT USE IN THE FIRST 8 MONTHS OF PREGNANCY.