Published June 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Dulcamarae stipites, woody nightshade.
Woody nightshade consists of the dried, 2- to 3-year-old stems of Solanum dulcamara L. [Fam. Solanaceae], harvested in spring prior to leafing or late autumn after leaves have dropped, as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains tannins, steroid alkaloids and steroid saponins.
As supportive therapy for chronic eczema.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
1 - 3 g of drug; equivalent preparations. External:
Infusions or decoctions equivalent to 1 - 2 g of drug per 250 ml (1 cup) of water. Mode of Administration Comminuted herb for teas and other galenical preparations for internal use, and for compresses and rinses.
Irritative to mucous membranes
Steroid alkaloid: Anticholinergic