Fixed Combinations of Caraway seed and Fennel seed
Published August 13, 1991
Composition of Drug
Fixed combinations consisting of:
Caraway seed corresponding to December 14, 1989 ( B. Anz. 22a, February 1, 1990);
Fennel seed corresponding to March 11, 1991 ( B. Anz. p. 2742);
and their preparations in effective dosage.
Dyspeptic discomfort, especially with mild spasms in the gastrointestinal region, flatulence, and a sensation of fullness.
In pregnancy, preparations other than teas and preparations with essential oil contents comparable to those of teas.
In individual cases, allergic reaction of the skin and respiratory tract.
Interaction with Other Drugs
Unless otherwise prescribed:
The individual components must be present equivalent to 50 - 75 percent of the daily dosage indicated in the monographs for the individual herbs.
Mode of Administration
Comminuted drug for teas and other galenical preparations thereof for oral intake.
Duration of Application
Fennel seed preparations should not be taken over extended time periods (several weeks) without consultation of a physician or pharmacist.
A spasmolytic and carminative effect is documented for caraway seed and fennel seed. Pharmacological tests for the effectiveness of fixed combinations are not available.