Mentzelia (Mentzeliae cordifoliae summitatidis/stipitidis et radix)

Published September 24, 1993.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Mentzelia cordifolia Zweigspitzen, -Stengel und -Wurzel

Name of Drug

Mentzeliae cordifoliae summitatidis, stipitidis et radix, mentzelia branch tips, stems and roots.

Composition of Drug

Mentzelia branch tips, stems and roots in a mixture of an unknown ratio.

The herb consists of the dried branch tips, stems and roots of Mentzelia cordifolia Dombey [Fam. Loasaceae] in an unknown ratio of composition.

Pharmacological Properties, Pharmacokinetics, Toxicology

1. Uses

Uses as a result of evaluation:
None. Claimed uses which have been negatively evaluated:
Preparations of mentzelia branch tips, stems, and roots are used for general disturbances of the gastrointestinal system, gastritis, gastrointestinal catarrh, nervous gastric disorders and digestive symptoms, hyperacidity, gastric spasms, feeling of fullness, pressure on the stomach, upset stomach, gastric irritation due to alcohol abuse, innate digestive weakness and gastric pain. The effectiveness for the claimed applications is not documented.

Risks

None known.

Evaluation

Since the effectiveness for the claimed uses is not documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended.