Hedeoma pulegioides


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Noun1.Hedeoma pulegioides - erect hairy branching American herb having purple-blue flowersHedeoma pulegioides - erect hairy branching American herb having purple-blue flowers; yields an essential oil used as an insect repellent and sometimes in folk medicine
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Hedeoma, Hedeoma - small genus of American herbs (American pennyroyal)
hedeoma oil, pennyroyal oil - aromatic oil from American pennyroyal
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pulegium [European] and Hedeoma pulegioides [North American]), which contain toxic compounds that can cause liver failure and even death, most mints can be used freely in cooking and for calming troubled tummies.
Mountain mint, pennyroyals and Hedeoma pulegioides, and corn mint, all contain high levels of pulegone, a compound that repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.