Sanicle herb (Saniculae herba)

Published September 24, 1986; Revised March 13, 1990.
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Name of Drug

Saniculae herba, sanicle herb, wood sanicle.

Composition of Drug

Sanicle herb consists of the dried, above-ground parts of Sanicula europaea L. [Fam. Apiaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.

The herb contains saponins.


Mild catarrhs of the respiratory tract.


None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Daily dosage:

4 - 6 g of drug; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted drug for decoctions as well as other galenical preparations for internal use.