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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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestion problems.
- Intestinal gas (flatulence).
- Painful or abnormal menstruation (dysmenorrhea).
- 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 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.
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