Published April 4, 1992.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Fixed combinations consisting of:
Star anise seed corresponding to B. Anz. 122, July 6, 1988;
Thyme corresponding to B. Anz. 228, December 5, 1984;
and their preparations in effective dosage.
Colds and diseases of the upper respiratory tract.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
The individual components of the combination must each be present at 50 - 75 percent of the daily dosage given in the monographs for the individual herbs.
Comminuted drug for teas and other galenical preparations for oral intake.
A bronchospasmolytic and expectorant effect is documented for preparations of thyme; a bronchosecretolytic effect is documented for star anise seed. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.