Published August 13, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Fixed combinations consisting of:
Peppermint oil corresponding to February 18, 1986 (B. Anz. p. 3077);
Caraway oil corresponding to December 14, 1989 (B. Anz. 22a, February 1, 1990);
and their preparations in effective dosage.
Dyspeptic discomfort, especially with mild spasms in the gastrointestinal region, flatulence, sensation of fullness.
Obstruction of biliary tract, cholecystitis, severe liver diseases. In case of gallbladder disease, only to be used after consultation with a physician or pharmacist.
Sensitive individuals may experience gastric discomfort.
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 individual herbs.
Essential oils and other galenical preparations thereof for oral use.
A spasmolytic, carminative and antibacterial effect is documented for peppermint oil and caraway oil. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.