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.
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.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how English horsemint might work as a medicine.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestion problems, including intestinal gas (flatulence).
- Other conditions.
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).
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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