Menthae piperitae folium

Overview

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

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

Key facts

Latin name Menthae piperitae folium
English common name peppermint leaf
Botanical name Mentha x piperita L.
Therapeutic area
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Skin disorders and minor wounds
  • Cough and cold
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
Status
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
23/11/2005
Date added to priority list
23/11/2005
Outcome of European assessment
  • European Union herbal monograph
  • European Union list entry

Documents

Superseded documents

Consultation

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