July 29, 2016

Calamint

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What other names is Calamint known by?

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

What is Calamint?

Calamint is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take calamint for respiratory illnesses and colds with fever. They also use it to loosen chest congestion and promote sweating.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Colds.
  • Fever.
  • Respiratory illnesses.
  • Chest congestion.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of calamint 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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