White Dead Nettle flower (Lamii albi flos)

Published April 23, 1987.
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Name of Drug

Lamii albi flos, white dead nettle flower.

Composition of Drug

White dead nettle flower consists of the dried petal with attached stamens of Lamium album L. [Fam. Lamiaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.

The flowers contain tannin, mucilage and saponins.

Uses

Internally, for catarrh of the upper respiratory passages, topical treatment of mild inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, and for non-specific fluor albus (leukorrhea).

Externally, for mild, superficial inflammation of the skin.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Internal:
Average daily dosage:

3 g of drug. External:

5 g of flowers for one sitz bath; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Flowers for teas and other galenical preparations for internal applications, rinses, baths and moist compresses.