- What other names is Civet known by?
- What is Civet?
- How does Civet work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Civet.
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...
- Promoting relaxation.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of civet during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011