Civet / Zibeth
African Civet, Chat Musqué, Civeta, Civette, Civette d’Afrique, Civette de l’Inde, Civettictis civetta, Grande Civette de l’Inde, Indian Civet, Large Indian Civet, Viverra civetta, Viverra zibetha, Vivérrido, Zibeth.
“Civet” is the name of a small African mammal. “Civet” is also the name of a liquid taken from the glands of that animal. This liquid is used as medicine.
People take civet for pain relief and as a sedative.
In foods and beverages, civet is used as a flavoring.
In cosmetics and soaps, civet is used as a fixative and fragrance.
There isn’t enough information available to know how civet might work as a medicine.
Insufficient Evidence for:
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of civet for these uses.
Civet is safe for most people when used in the amounts found in foods. But there isn’t enough information to know if civet is safe in the larger amounts typically used as medicine.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of civet during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for CIVET Interactions.