Pennyroyal oil poisoning and hepatotoxicity.

  title={Pennyroyal oil poisoning and hepatotoxicity.},
  author={John B. Sullivan and Barry H Rumack and Hill Thomas and Robert G. Peterson and Peter D. Bryson},
  volume={242 26},
PENNYROYAL oil has been used in folklore medicine for many years as an abortifacient and as a means to induce menstruation.1Herbal medicine books currently in health food stores mention its use as an abortifacient and recommend its use for various minor ailments. We report two recent cases of pennyroyal oil ingestion for the purpose of abortion. One of these cases resulted in shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), massive hepatic nercrosis, and death. Report of Cases Case 1.— An… 
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