Fixed Combinations of Peppermint oil, Fennel oil, and Chamomile flower

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

Composition of Drug

Fixed combinations consisting of:

Peppermint oil corresponding to February 18, 1986 (B. Anz. p. 3077);
Fennel oil corresponding to March 11, 1991 (B. Anz. p. 2742);
Chamomile flower corresponding to November 1, 1984 (B. Anz. p. 13327); 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.

Not be used by those with obstruction of the biliary tract, cholecystitis, severe liver damage, pregnancy, or for infants and small children.

Side Effects

In individual cases allergic reactions of skin and respiratory tract. Sensitive individuals may experience gastric discomfort.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

The individual components of the combination must be equivalent to 30 - 50 percent of the daily dosage given in the monographs for the individual herbs.

Mode of Administration

Essential oil, comminuted drug, and other galenical preparations for oral use.

Duration of Application

Fennel oil should not be used over extended time periods (several weeks) without consultation with a physician or pharmacist.

Actions

Spasmolytic, carminative and antibacterial effects are documented for preparations of peppermint oil, fennel oil, and chamomile flower. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.