Echinaceae purpureae radix


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

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

Key facts

Latin name Echinaceae purpureae radix
English common name Purple Coneflower Root
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


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