Published May 5, 1988.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Faex medicinalis, medicinal yeast.
Medicinal yeast consists of fresh or dried cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Meyer [Fam. Saccharomycetaceae] and/or of Candida utilis (Hennenberg) Rodden et Kreyer Van Rey [Fam. Cryptococcaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.
Medicinal yeast contains vitamins, particularly B complex, glucans and mannans.
Loss of appetite and as a supplement for chronic forms of acne and furunculosis.
Migraine-like headaches can occur in sensitive individuals. The intake of fermentable yeast may cause flatulence.
Note: Simultaneous intake of monoamine oxidase inhibitors can cause an increase in blood pressure.
Unless other prescribed:
Average daily dosage:
6 g; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Medicinal yeast and galenical preparations for internal use.
Stimulation of phagocytosis.