Fixed Combinations of Turmeric root and Celandine herb

Published December 12, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Name of Drug

Fixed combinations of turmeric root and celandine herb.

Composition of Drug

Fixed combinations consisting of:

Turmeric root corresponding to B. Anz. 223, November 30, 1985;
Celandine herb corresponding to B. Anz. 90, May 15, 1985;

and their preparations in effective dosage.


Spastic discomfort in the epigastric region, due to functional disorders of the biliary tract.


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

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

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

Mode of Administration

Fluid and dry extracts for liquid and solid forms of administration for oral intake.


A choleretic effectiveness is documented for preparations of turmeric root. Indications for a cholecystokinetic action are known. Celandine herb has a confirmed papaverine-like, mildly spasmolytic effect on the upper gastrointestinal tract. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.