Herbal medicines for human use

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This search allows you to find herbal substances that are designated for assessment by the European Medicines Agency's Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC).

Each substance is at a different stage of assessment and various documents are associated with the substance depending on where it is in the assessment process. The HMPC's conclusions on the herbal substance at the end of the assessment process can be found in the final European Union herbal monograph and may also be found in European Union list entry.

The HMPC also assesses certain herbal substances in combination. The relevant documents can be found by searching for 'combination' in the Latin name of the genus or the botanical name of the plant using the 'Keyword search' tab, or by browsing under 'C' for 'combination' using the 'Browse A-Z' tab. 

For more information, see herbal medicinal products.

Status type

R: Rapporteur assigned
C: ongoing call for scientific data
D: Draft under discussion
P: Draft published
PF: Assessment close to finalisation (pre-final)
F: Final opinion adopted

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Herbal Search results
Latin name of herbal substance Botanical name of plant English common name of herbal substance Status
Adhatodae vasicae folium Adhatoda vasica Nees Malabar-nut leaf F
Allii cepae bulbus Allium cepa L. Onion F
Andrographidis paniculatae folium Andrographis paniculata Nees Kalmegh F
Angelicae sinensis radix Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels Winter Cherry Root F
Centellae asiaticae herba Centella asiatica L. Urban Centella F
Chelidonii herba Chelidonium majus L. Greater Celandine F
Citri bergamia aetheroleum Citrus bergamia Risso & Poiteau. Bergamot oil F
Euphrasiae herba Euphrasia officinalis L. and Euphrasia rostkoviana Hayne Eyebright F
Glycini semen Glycine max (L.) Merr. Soya PF
Balsamum peruvianum Myroxylon balsamum (L.) Harms var. perierae (Royle) Harms Peru balsam F
Paeoniae radix rubra Paeonia lactiflora Pall. or Paeonia veitchii Lynch Peony root F
Paeoniae radix alba Paeonia lactiflora Pallas Peony root F
Picrorhizae kurroae rhizoma et radix Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex. Benth. Katula F
Piperis methystici rhizoma Piper methysticum G. Forst., rhizoma Kava Kava F
Salviae fruticosae folium Salvia fruticosa, Mill. (Salvia triloba L.) Three-lobed sage leaf F
Salviae officinalis aetheroleum Salvia officinalis L. Sage Oil F
Sambuci fructus Sambucus nigra L. Elderberry F
Caryophylii flos Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merill et L. M. Perry Clove F
Tiliae tomentosae flos Tilia tomentosa Moench Silver lime flower F
Uncariae tomentosae cortex Uncaria tomentosa (Willd. ex Schult.) DC. Cat's Claw F
Visci albi herba Viscum album L. Mistletoe F
Withaniae somniferae radix Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal Winter-cherry root F