Fixed Combinations of Javanese Turmeric root, Peppermint leaf, and Wormwood

Published December 18, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Name of Drug

Fixed combinations of Javanese turmeric root, peppermint leaf, and wormwood.

Composition of Drug

Fixed combinations consisting of:

Javanese turmeric root corresponding to B. Anz. 122, July 6, 1988;
Peppermint leaf corresponding to B. Anz. 223, November 30, 1985;
Wormwood corresponding to B. Anz. 228, December 5, 1984;

and their preparations in effective dosage.


Dyspeptic discomfort, especially due to functional disorders of the biliary tract.


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

Side Effects

Gastric discomfort may occur with extended use.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


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).

Mode of Administration

Comminuted drug and galenical preparations thereof for oral intake.


For preparations of Javanese turmeric root, peppermint leaf, and wormwood, a choleretic and carminative effect is documented; for peppermint leaf also a spasmolytic action. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.