Sundew (Droserae herba)

Published May 12, 1984.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Sonnentaukraut

Name of Drug

Droserae herba, round-leafed sundew.

Composition of Drug

Sundew consists of the dried above- and below-ground parts of Drosera rotundifolia L., D. ramentacea Burch ex Harv. et Sound., D. longifolia L. p.p. and D. intermedia Hayne [Fam. Droseraceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.

The herb contains 0.14 - 0.22 percent naphthoquinone derivatives calculated as juglone in respect to the dry mass of the herb.

Uses

For coughing fits and dry cough.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Average daily dosage:

3 g of herb. Mode of Administration Liquid and solid preparations for external and internal application.

Actions

Bronchoantispasmodic
Antitussive.