Malvae folium


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

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

Key facts

Latin name Malvae folium
English common name Mallow leaf
Botanical name Malva sylvestris L.; Malva neglecta Wallr.
Therapeutic area
  • Cough and cold
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
C: ongoing call for scientific data
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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