Published October 15, 1987; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Condurango cortex, condurango bark.
Condurango bark consists of the dried bark of the branches and trunk of Marsdenia condurango Reichenbach fil. [Fam. Asclepiadaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The bark contains bitter principles, such as condurangin.
Loss of appetite.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Water extract (according to Erg. B. 6):
0.2 - 0.5 g; Extract (according to Erg. B. 6):
0.2 - 0.5 g; Tincture (according to Erg. B. 6):
2 - 5 g; Liquid extract (according to Helv. VI):
2 - 4 g; Bark:
2 - 4 g. Mode of Administration Comminuted bark for teas and other bitter-tasting preparations for oral use.
Stimulation of the secretion of saliva and gastric juices.