Calamint

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What other names is Calamint known by?

Basil Thyme, Baume Sauvage, Calament, Calament de Montagne, Calaminta, Lesser Calamint, Calamintha nepeta, Clinopodium nepeta, Melissa nepeta, Mill Mint, Mountain Balm, Mountain Mint, Pouliot de Montagne, Satureja calamintha, Satureja nepeta.

What is Calamint?

Calamint is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take calamint for respiratory illnesses and colds with fever. They also use it to loosen chest congestion and promote sweating.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Colds.
  • Fever.
  • Respiratory illnesses.
  • Chest congestion.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of calamint for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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How does Calamint work?

There isn't enough information to know how calamint works.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if calamint is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of calamint during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Calamint.

The appropriate dose of calamint depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for calamint. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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