Absinthii herba


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of wormwood herb. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing wormwood herb.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing wormword herb. For practical information about using wormwood herb medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Absinthii herba
English common name Wormwood
Botanical name Artemisia absinthium L.
Therapeutic area
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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