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.


Colds and diseases of the upper respiratory tract.


None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


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.


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.