HORSEMINT

OTHER NAME(S):

Bergamote Sauvage, Menthe de Cheval, Monarda Lutea, Monarda punctata, Monarde Ponctuée, Spotted Monarda, Thé d’Oswego, Thé de Pennsylvanie, Wild Bergamot.

Overview

Overview Information

Horsemint is a plant that has a bitter taste and smells a little like thyme. The leaves are used to make medicine.

People take horsemint for digestion problems, including gas. Women take it to start their menstrual periods or treat painful periods. Horsemint is also used as a stimulant.

How does it work?

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

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Digestion problems.
  • Intestinal gas (flatulence).
  • Painful or abnormal menstruation (dysmenorrhea).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of horsemint for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

It isn’t known if horsemint is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is UNSAFE to take horsemint if you are pregnant. It could start your period, and that could cause a miscarriage. There isn’t enough information to know whether it is safe to use horsemint if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for HORSEMINT Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of 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 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.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.
  • McGuffin M, Hobbs C, Upton R, Goldberg A, eds. American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, LLC 1997.

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