Fixed Combinations of Dandelion root with herb, Celandine herb, and Wormwood

Published March 11, 1992.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Name of Drug

Fixed combinations of dandelion root with herb, celandine herb, and wormwood.

Composition of Drug

Fixed combinations consisting of:

Dandelion root with herb corresponding to the monograph published November 1, 1984 (B. Anz. p. 13327);
Celandine herb corresponding to the monograph published May 6, 1985 (B. Anz. p. 4952);
Wormwood herb corresponding to the monograph published November 1, 1984 (B. Anz. p. 13327);

as well as their preparations in effective dosage.

Uses

Dyspeptic complaints, particularly for functional disorders of the gallbladder drainage system.

Contraindications

Obstruction of the bile ducts, empyema of the gallbladder, ileus. In case of gallstones, to be used only after consultation with a physician.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Celandine must be present at the concentration given in the monograph. Dandelion root with herb and wormwood must be at 50 - 75 percent of the daily dosage given in the monographs for the individual herb.

Deviating dosages must be justified for the specific preparation (e.g., comparison of bitter values).

Mode of Administration

Liquid and solid preparations for oral application.

Actions

Stimulation of gall secretion and appetite has been established for dandelion root with herb and wormwood herb. Celandine herb shows a papaverine-like, mild antispasmodic action on the upper intestinal tract. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.