Bogbean leaf (Menyanthis folium)

Published February 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Bitterkleeblätter

Name of Drug

Menyanthis folium, bogbean leaf.

Composition of Drug

Bogbean leaf consists of the leaf of Menyanthes trifoliata L. [Fam. Menyanthaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.

The drug contains bitter principles.

Uses

Loss of appetite, peptic discomforts.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Daily dosage:

1.5 - 3 g of drug; Preparations with equivalent bitter value. Mode of Administration Comminuted herb for teas and other bitter-tasting preparations for internal use.

Action

Stimulation of the secretion of saliva and gastric juices.