Paulliniae semen


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

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

Key facts

Latin name Paulliniae semen
English common name Guarana
Botanical name Paullinia cupana Kunth (syn. Paullinia sorbilis Mart.)
Therapeutic area
Fatigue and weakness
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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