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

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

Key facts

Latin name Fucus
English common name Bladderwrack
Botanical name Fucus vesiculosus L.
Therapeutic area
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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