Polygoni avicularis herba


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

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

Key facts

Latin name Polygoni avicularis herba
English common name Knotgrass herb
Botanical name Polygonum aviculare L.
Therapeutic area
  • Mouth and throat disorders
  • Urinary tract and genital disorders
  • 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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