English Horsemint

What other names is English Horsemint known by?

Biblical Mint, Menta de Caballo, Mentha longifolia, Mentha sylvestris, Menthe Anglaise, Menthe Argentée, Menthe Blanche, Menthe Chevaline, Menthe à Longues Feuilles, Menthe Sauvage, Menthe Sylvestre, Pudina, Wild Mint.

What is English Horsemint?

English horsemint is an herb. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take English horsemint for digestion problems, including intestinal gas (flatulence). They also take it for headaches and general pain.

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More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of English horsemint 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 English Horsemint work?

There isn't enough information to know how English horsemint might work as a medicine.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information available to know if English horsemint 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 English horsemint during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for English Horsemint.

The appropriate dose of English horsemint 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 English horsemint. 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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011

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