Fixed Combinations of Birch leaf, Goldenrod, and Java tea

Published August 29, 1992.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Name of Drug

Fixed combinations of birch leaf, goldenrod, and Java tea.

Composition of Drug

Fixed combinations consisting of:

Birch leaf corresponding to the monograph published March 13, 1986;
Goldenrod herb corresponding to the monograph published October 15, 1987;
Java tea corresponding to the monograph published March 13, 1986;

as well as their preparations in effective dosage.

Uses

For irrigation therapy of inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract, and for prophylaxis of kidney stones.

Contraindications

None known.

Note: No irrigation therapy in case of edema due to insufficient heart and kidney function.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

The individual combination components must correspond to a concentration of 30 - 50 percent given as daily dosage in the monographs of the single drug.

Mode of Administration

For oral application, comminuted drug or extracts for tea.

Note: Copious intake of fluids must be observed.

Actions

A diuretic action is documented for birch leaf, goldenrod, and Java tea. Goldenrod and Java tea have also a mild antispasmodic action. In addition, goldenrod has an antiphlogistic effect. Pharmacological experiments for the fixed combinations are not available.