Carminative

A Carminative is a herb or other preparation that has an action against gastrointestinal cramps, prevents formation of intestinal gas or facilitates the expulsion of gas, decreasing flatulence.

Herbs that have been described as carminative include Angelica, Anise seed, Asafoetida, Basil, Calamus, Caraway, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Coriander, Cumin, Dill, Epazote (Dysphania ambrosioides), Eucalyptus, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Goldenrod, Hops, Lemon balm, Liquorice, Lovage, Marjoram, Motherwort, Muña (Minthostachys mollis), Mustard, Nigella, Nutmeg, Onion, Oregano, Parsley, Pepper, Pennyroyal, Peppermint, Rosemary, Saffron, Sage, Spearmint, Thyme, Valerian, Wintergreen and Wormwood. [1]

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[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carminative

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