Published April 27, 1989.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Saponariae rubrae radix, red soapwort root.
Red soapwort root consists of the dried root, rhizome, and runner of Saponaria officinalis L. [Fam. Caryophyllaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage. The root contains saponins.
Catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract.
In rare cases, stomach irritation.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
1.5 g root or equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted herb for teas and other galenical preparations for internal use.
Expectorant by irritation of the gastric mucosa
Cytotoxic, in high concentrations.