CALAMINT

OTHER NAME(S):

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

Overview

Overview Information

Calamint is a bushy herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine and to flavor foods.

People use calamint for infection of the airways, insomnia, depression, seizure disorder (epilepsy), gout, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work?

There isn't enough reliable information to know how calamint might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Colds.
  • Fever.
  • Respiratory illnesses.
  • Chest congestion.
  • Depression.
  • Gout.
  • Insomnia.
  • Pain.
  • Seizure disorder (epilepsy).
  • Wounds.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of calamint for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if calamint is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if calamint is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if calamint is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for CALAMINT Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

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.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Božović M, Ragno R. Calamintha nepeta (L.) Savi and its main essential oil constituent pulegone: biological activities and chemistry. Molecules. 2017;22(2). pii: E290. doi: 10.3390/molecules22020290. View abstract.
  • Mancini E, De Martino L, Malova H, De Feo V. Chemical composition and biological activities of the essential oil from Calamintha nepeta plants from the wild in southern Italy. Nat Prod Commun. 2013;8(1):139-42. View abstract.

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