Fixed Combinations of Peppermint leaf and Caraway seed

Published August 13, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Composition of Drug

Fixed combinations consisting of:

Peppermint leaf corresponding to November 11, 1985 (B. Anz. p. 14335);
Caraway seed corresponding to December 14, 1989 (B. Anz. 22a, February 1, 1990);

and their preparations in effective dosage.

Uses

Dyspeptic discomfort, especially with mild spasms in the gastrointestinal region, flatulence, and a sensation of fullness.

Contraindications

In case of gallbladder disease, only to be used after consultation with a physician or pharmacist.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

The individual components of the combination must be equivalent to 50 - 75 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 use.

Actions

A spasmolytic and carminative effect is documented for peppermint leaf and caraway seed. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.