Echinaceae purpureae herba


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

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

Key facts

Latin name Echinaceae purpureae herba
English common name Purple Coneflower Herb
Botanical name Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench
Therapeutic area
  • Skin disorders and minor wounds
  • Cough and cold
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
  • European Union herbal monograph
  • European Union list entry
Additional information


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