Spinach leaf (Spinaciae folium)

Published May 5, 1988.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Spinatblätter

Name of Drug

Spinaciae folium, spinach.

Composition of Drug

Spinach consists of the fresh or dried leaf of Spinacia oleracea L. [Fam. Chenopodiaceae], as well as preparations thereof.

Uses

Spinach preparations are used for ailments and complaints of the gastrointestinal tract, as a blood-generating remedy, to stimulate growth in children, as an appetite stimulant, for fatigue, and for supporting convalescence.

The claimed applications have not been sufficiently documented.

Risks

None known.

Evaluation

Since the efficacy has not been documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended.