CIVET Overview Information
“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.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information available to know how civet might work as a medicine.
- Promoting relaxation.
- Other conditions.
CIVET Side Effects & Safety
Civet is safe for most people when used in the amounts found in foods. But there isn't enough information to know if civet is safe in the larger amounts typically used as medicine.
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.
The appropriate dose of civet 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 civet. 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.