Sideritis herba


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

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

Key facts

Latin name Sideritis herba
English common name Ironwort
Botanical name Sideritis scardica Griseb.; Sideritis clandestina (Bory & Chaub.) Hayek; Sideritis raeseri Boiss. &
Therapeutic area
  • Cough and cold
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union list entry
Additional information


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