Published April 23, 1987; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Ononidis radix, spiny restharrow root.
Spiny restharrow root consists of the dried roots and rhizomes of Ononis spinosa L. [Fam. Fabaceae], harvested in autumn, as well as their preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains isoflavonoids, such as ononin, flavonoids and small amounts of essential oil.
Irrigation therapy for inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract. Also for prevention and treatment of kidney gravel.
Note: No irrigation therapy in case of edema due to impaired heart and kidney function.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
6 - 12 g of drug; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted herb for teas and other galenical preparations for internal use.
Warning: Observe ample fluid intake.