HMPC, the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products, has issued final EU herbal monographs on purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) root, sage (Salvia officinalis) leaf, and diuretic herbal tea preparations. A draft monograph on black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) has also been released. The documents can be accessed, together with accompanying assessment reports that summarise the available toxicity data.

European Medicines Agency (2017). EU herbal monographs, public statements and assessment reports available via


The above items were taken from the September 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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