What other names is Civet known by?

African Civet, Chat Musqué, Civeta, Civette, Civette d'Afrique, Civette de l'Inde, Civettictis civetta, Grande Civette de l'Inde, Indian Civet, Large Indian Civet, Viverra civetta, Viverra zibetha, Vivérrido, Zibeth.

What is Civet?

"Civet" is the name of a small African mammal. "Civet" is also the name of a liquid taken from the glands of that animal. This liquid is used as medicine.

People take civet for pain relief and as a sedative.

In foods and beverages, civet is used as a flavoring.

In cosmetics and soaps, civet is used as a fixative and fragrance.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Pain.
  • Promoting relaxation.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of civet 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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