Fixed Combinations of Sundew and Thyme

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

Composition of Drug

Fixed combinations consisting of:

Sundew corresponding to B. Anz. 228, December 5, 1984;
Thyme corresponding to B. Anz. 228, December 5, 1984;

and their preparations in effective dosage.

Uses

Catarrhs of the respiratory tract with spastic cough.

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 and galenical preparations for oral intake.

Actions

A bronchospasmolytic effect is documented for preparations of thyme and sundew. Thyme has, in addition, an expectorant and antibacterial action; sundew, an antitussive action. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.