Night-blooming Cereus (Seleniceri grandiflori flos, herba)

Published February 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

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Name of Drug

Selenicerei grandiflori flos, night-blooming cereus flower.
Selenicerei grandiflori herba, night-blooming cereus herb.

Composition of Drug

The fresh or dried flowers or the fresh or dried, above-ground parts of Selenicereus grandiflorus (L.) Britton et Rose [Fam. Cactaceae], as well as preparations thereof.


Preparations of S. grandiflorus are used for nervous cardiac disorders, angina pectoris, stenocardia, and urinary ailments.

The effectiveness for the claimed applications is not documented.


None known.


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


Stabilizing arrhythmia on isolated frog heart.