Fixed Combinations of Caraway oil and Fennel oil

Published August 13, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Composition of Drug

Fixed combinations consisting of:

Caraway oil corresponding to December 14, 1989 (B. Anz. 22a, February 1, 1990);
Fennel oil corresponding to March 11, 1991 (B. Anz. p. 2742);

and their preparations in effective dosage.


Dyspeptic discomfort, especially with mild spasms in the gastrointestinal region, flatulence, and a sensation of fullness.


Pregnancy. Not to be used for infants and small children.

Side Effects

In individual cases, allergic reaction of the skin and respiratory tract.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

The individual components must be present in amounts equivalent to 50 - 75 percent of the daily dosage indicated in the monographs for the individual oils.

Mode of Administration

Essential oil and galenical preparations thereof for oral intake.

Duration of Application

Fennel preparations should not be taken over extended time periods (several weeks) without consultation of a physician or pharmacist.


A spasmolytic, carminative and antibacterial effect is documented for caraway oil and fennel oil. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.