Fixed Combinations of Peppermint oil, Caraway oil, and Chamomile flower

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

Composition of Drug

Fixed combinations consisting of:

Peppermint oil corresponding to February 18, 1986 (B. Anz. p. 3077);
Caraway oil corresponding to December 14, 1989 (B. Anz. 22a, February 1, 1990);
Chamomile flower corresponding to November 1, 1984 (B. Anz. p. 13327);

and their preparations in effective dosage.


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


Obstruction of biliary tract, cholecystitis, severe liver diseases. If suffering from gallstones, to be used only after consultation with a physician or pharmacist.

Side Effects

Sensitive individuals may experience gastric discomfort.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

The individual components of the combination must be equivalent to 30 - 50 percent of the daily dosage given in the monographs for the individual herbs.

Mode of Administration

Essential oil, comminuted drug, and galenical preparations thereof for oral use.


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