Crataegi folium cum flore


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

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

Key facts

Latin name Crataegi folium cum flore
English common name Hawthorn Leaf and Flower
Botanical name Crataegus monogyna Jacq. (Lindm.), C. laevigata (Poir.) DC. or their hybrids; C. pentagyna Waldst. et Kit. ex Willd.; C. azarolus L.
Therapeutic area
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Mental stress and mood disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph
Additional information

The development of a list entry was discontinued. Please see HMPC minutes 4-5 April 2016 PDF icon here


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