Capsici fructus


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

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

Key facts

Latin name Capsici fructus
English common name Capsicum
Botanical name Capsicum annuum L. var. minimum (Miller) Heiser
Therapeutic area
Pain and inflammation
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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