Published June 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Gypsophilae radix, white soapwort root.
White soapwort root consists of the dried, underground parts of Gypsophila species, particularly Gypsophila paniculata L., [Fam. Caryophyllaceae], as well as preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains saponins.
Catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract.
In rare cases irritation of the gastric mucosa.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
30 - 150 mg drug; 3 - 15 mg gypsophila saponin; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Ground herb for teas, gypsophila saponin and other galenical preparations for internal use.
Irritates mucous membranes
In high dosage, cytotoxic.