Published May 8, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Fixed combinations of valerian root, hops, and lemon balm.
Fixed combinations consisting of:
Valerian root corresponding to B. Anz. 90, May 15, 1985;
Hops corresponding to B. Anz. 228, December 5, 1984;
Lemon Balm corresponding to B. Anz. 228, December 5, 1984;
and their preparations in effective dosage.
Difficulty in falling asleep due to nervousness, unrest.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
In a combination of two components of the above given three possibilities, the individual combination components must be present at 50 - 75 percent of the daily dosage recommended in the monographs for the individual herbs. In combinations of all three components, each component must be at 30 - 50 percent of the daily dosage recommended in the monographs for the individual herbs.
Comminuted drug for teas and other galenical preparations for oral intake.
A sedative, sleep-promoting effectiveness is documented for valerian root, hops, and lemon balm. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of the combination indicated a sedative, sleep-promoting effectiveness.
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 directions.
This action is enhanced in combination with alcohol.