The fix combination of peppermint/caraway oil in Regimint is recognized
and developed in accordance with the German Kommission E. In Germany,
there is a government authority, the German Kommission E, which regulates
and test herbal remedies. The German Kommission E is similar to the FDA in
the United States except they are more involved in testing and regulating
herbal remedies. The herbal remedy that is officially endorsed by the
German Kommission E as an effective safe treatment for irritable bowel
syndrome is a fixed combination of peppermint/caraway oil in an
A fixed combination is a formula containing multiple
herbal ingredients. To be approved the combination must show the
Each active component must make a positive contribution
to the evaluation of the whole preparation.
Proof of effectiveness should be established by
clinical documentation for each component or for the whole preparation.
The components of the fixed combination must have a set
dosage for appropriate effectiveness.
A positive evaluation is given to a fixed combination
when it contributes therapeutic effectiveness for a functional
disturbance, syndrome or illness.
Finally, the safety of all fixed combinations is to
tested by suitable methods.
Approved fixed combinations can be advantageous over
single herbs if therapeutic effectiveness is increased or if the side
effects of a single component are lessened or negated. Currently, the
largest category of use for approved fixed combinations is for digestive
complaints (35 combinations).
If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or you are a
IBS candidate and would like to try the product regimint you can now do so
by taking the IBS Challenge.
Mark Blumenthal, The Complete German
Commission E Monographs/Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines; 1998,
American Botanical Council, Austin, TX.
This Statement has not been evaluated
by the Food & Drug Administration.
This drug is not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.