Published October 15, 1987; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Serpylli herba, wild thyme.
Wild thyme consists of the dried, flowering, above-ground parts of Thymus serpyllum L. [Fam. Lamiaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains essential oil, principally carvacrol and/or thymol.
Catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Average daily dose:
6 g of herb; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Cut herb for infusions and other preparations for internal use.
Ed. note: Commercially, Thymus pulegioides L. and T. praecox Opiz subsp. arcticus (Dur.) Jalas are also offered as and mixed with T. serpyllum L.]. -->