This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of willow bark. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing willow bark.
This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing willow bark. For practical information about using willow bark medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.
|Latin name||Salicis cortex|
|English common name||Willow Bark|
|Botanical name||Salix [various species including S. purpurea L.; S. daphnoides Vill.; S. fragilis L.]|
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European Union herbal monograph