Veronica herb (Veronicae herba)

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

Ehrenpreiskraut

Name of Drug

Veronicae herba, veronica herb, speedwell.

Constituents of Drug

Veronica herb consists of the aboveground parts of Veronica officinalis L. [Fam. Scrophulariaceae], as well as preparations thereof.

Uses

Veronica herb preparations are used for diseases and discomforts of the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidney and lower urinary tract, for gout, arthritis and rheumatic complaints, diseases of the spleen, scrofulosis, nervous irritation, for "blood purification," promotion of metabolism, as an appetite stimulant and tonic, also as a diaphoretic. In addition, veronica herb preparations are used externally for perspiration of the feet, stimulation of wound healing, chronic skin conditions, and itching.

The effectiveness for the claimed applications is not verified.

Risks

None known.

Evaluation

Since the effectiveness for the claimed applications is not documented, a therapeutic administration cannot be recommended.