Cat's Foot flower (Antennariae dioicae flos)

Published August 29, 1992.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)


Name of Drug

Antennariae dioicae flos, cat's foot flower (cat's ear flower).

Composition of Drug

Cat's foot flower consists of the fresh or dried flowers of Antennaria dioica (L.) Gaertner [Fam. Asteraceae], as well as preparations thereof.

Pharmacological Properties, Pharmacokinetics, Toxicology

None known.

Clinical Data 1. Uses Preparations of cat's foot flower are used for intestinal diseases. Its effectiveness for the claimed application is not documented.

2. Risks

None known.


Since the effectiveness for the claimed uses is not documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended. There is no objection to its use as a brightening agent in teas.