Fixed Combinations of Thyme and White Soapwort root

Published April 4, 1992.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Composition of Drug

Fixed combinations consisting of:

Thyme corresponding to B. Anz. 228, December 5, 1984
White Soapwort root corresponding to B. Anz. 101, June 1, 1990;

and their preparations in effective dosage.


Colds and disease of the upper respiratory tract with viscous phlegm.


None known.

Side Effects

In rare cases, irritation of the gastric mucosa.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


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.

Mode of Administration

Comminuted drug and galenical preparations for oral intake.


Bronchospasmolytic, expectorant, and antibacterial effects are documented for preparations of thyme; an irritating effect on the mucosal membranes is documented for white soapwort root. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.