Fixed Combinations of Passionflower herb, Valerian root, and Lemon Balm

Published May 25, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Name of Drug

Fixed combinations of passionflower herb, valerian root, and lemon balm.

Composition of Drug

Fixed combinations consisting of:

Passionflower herb corresponding to November 11, 1985 (B. Anz. p. 14335);
Valerian root corresponding to May 6, 1985 (B. Anz. p. 4953);
Lemon balm corresponding to November 1, 1984 (B. Anz. p. 13327);

and their preparations in effective dosage.

Uses

Conditions of unrest, difficulty in falling asleep due to nervousness.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

The individual components must each be present at 30 - 50 percent of the daily dosage given in the monographs for the individual herbs.

Mode of Administration

Comminuted drug for teas and other galenical preparations for oral intake.

Actions

A sedative, sleep-promoting effectiveness is documented for preparations of lemon balm, passionflower herb, and valerian root. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of the fixed combination are not available.

Effects on Operators of Vehicles or Machinery

Medications with sleep-promoting actions can change the ability to react, so that participation in traffic or operation of machinery is impaired, even when taken under strict direction.

This action is enhanced in combination with alcohol.