Fixed Combinations of Peppermint oil and Caraway oil

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);
Caraway oil 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, sensation of fullness.

Contraindications

Obstruction of biliary tract, cholecystitis, severe liver diseases. In case of gallbladder disease, only to be used after consultation with a physician or pharmacist.

Side Effects

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 50 - 75 percent of the daily dosage given in the monographs for individual herbs.

Mode of Administration

Essential oils and other galenical preparations thereof for oral use.

Actions

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.