Pimpinella root (Pimpinellae radix)

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


Name of Drug

Pimpinellae radix, pimpinella root.

Composition of Drug

Pimpinella root consists of the dried rhizomes and roots of Pimpinella saxifraga L. s.l. and/or P. major (L.) Hudson s.l. [Fam. Apiaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.

The drug contains essential oil and saponins.


Catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract.


None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

Daily dosage:

6 - 12 g drug; 6 - 12 g pimpinel tincture (1:5); equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted herb for teas and other galenical preparations for internal use.