Fixed Combinations of Star Anise seed and Thyme

Published April 4, 1992.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Composition of Drug

Fixed combinations consisting of:

Star anise seed corresponding to B. Anz. 122, July 6, 1988;
Thyme corresponding to B. Anz. 228, December 5, 1984;

and their preparations in effective dosage.

Uses

Colds and diseases of the upper respiratory tract.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

The individual components of the combination must each be present at 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 intake.

Actions

A bronchospasmolytic and expectorant effect is documented for preparations of thyme; a bronchosecretolytic effect is documented for star anise seed. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.