Published August 29, 1992.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Fixed combinations of birch leaf, goldenrod, and Java tea.
Fixed combinations consisting of:
Birch leaf corresponding to the monograph published March 13, 1986;
Goldenrod herb corresponding to the monograph published October 15, 1987;
Java tea corresponding to the monograph published March 13, 1986;
as well as their preparations in effective dosage.
For irrigation therapy of inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract, and for prophylaxis of kidney stones.
Note: No irrigation therapy in case of edema due to insufficient heart and kidney function.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
The individual combination components must correspond to a concentration of 30 - 50 percent given as daily dosage in the monographs of the single drug.
For oral application, comminuted drug or extracts for tea.
Note: Copious intake of fluids must be observed.
A diuretic action is documented for birch leaf, goldenrod, and Java tea. Goldenrod and Java tea have also a mild antispasmodic action. In addition, goldenrod has an antiphlogistic effect. Pharmacological experiments for the fixed combinations are not available.