Published December 18, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Fixed combinations of ginger root, gentian root, and wormwood.
Fixed combinations consisting of:
Ginger root corresponding to B. Anz. 85, May 5, 1988;
Gentian root corresponding to B. Anz. 223, November 30, 1985;
Wormwood corresponding to B. Anz. 228, December 5, 1984;
and their preparations in effective dosage.
Loss of appetite, dyspeptic discomfort such as a sensation of fullness and flatulence.
Gastric and duodenal ulcers.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
The individual components must each be present at 30 - 50 percent of the daily dosage given in the monographs for the individual herbs.
Deviating dosages must be justified for the specific preparations (e.g., comparative bitter values).
Comminuted drug and bitter-tasting galenical preparations for oral intake.
For preparations of ginger root, gentian root, and wormwood, an appetite-stimulating effect with promotion of gastric secretion is documented. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.