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What other names is Horsemint known by?

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

What is Horsemint?

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.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness 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.

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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