Pimpinella herb (Pimpinellae herba)

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

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Name of Drug

Pimpinellae herba, pimpinella herb.

Composition of Drug

Pimpinella herb consists of the above-ground parts of Pimpinella saxifraga L. s.l. and/or P. major (L.) Hudson s.l. [Fam. Apiaceae], as well as preparations thereof.

Uses

Preparations of pimpinella herb are used for lung ailments, for stimulation of gastrointestinal activity, and, externally, for varicose veins.

The effectiveness for the claimed applications is not documented.

Risks

None known.

Evaluation

Since the effectiveness for the claimed uses is not documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended.