White Dead Nettle herb (Lamii albi herba)

Published July 14, 1993.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

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Name of Drug

Lamii albi herba, white dead nettle herb.

Composition of Drug

White dead nettle herb consists of the dried above-ground parts of Lamium album L. [Fam. Lamiaceae], gathered during flowering season, as well as preparations thereof.

Pharmacological Properties, Pharmacokinetics, Toxicology

Not known.

Clinical Data 1. Uses Preparations of white dead nettle herb are used as supporting treatment for gastrointestinal discomforts, such as irritation of the gastric mucosa, feeling of fullness, flatulence, and for strengthening the intestines.

In combinations, preparations of white dead nettle herb are used for nervousness, nervous unrest and irritation, for sleep disorders, as a tonic, for relaxation and stimulation, during menopause, for all kinds of female ailments, menstrual disorders, "blood purification," metabolic stimulation, support of gallbladder and liver function, tendency to gallbladder gravel, as an appetite stimulant, for neutralization of gastric hyperacidity, stimulation of digestion, flatulence, stimulation of pancreatic function, regulation of the blood lipid level, irrigation therapy for inflammatory and spastic bladder trouble, functioning capacity of the prostate, stimulation of cardiovascular system and blood circulation, dizziness, flickering of the eyes, tinnitus, increased blood supply to the heart, increased heart capacity, improvement of lymph flow and stimulation of lymph production, strengthening of the respiratory tract, dissolution of mucus, improvement in vitality and general weakness, especially after diseases and surgery.

2. Risks

None known.


Since the effectiveness for the claimed uses is not documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended.