Psyllii semen


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

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

Key facts

Latin name Psyllii semen
English common name Psyllium seed
Botanical name Plantago afra L.; Plantago indica L.
Therapeutic area
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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