HMPC, the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products, has issued two draft EU herbal monograph on butcher’s broom (Ruscus aculeatus) rhizomes and St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum). These monographs can be accessed together with accompanying assessment reports that summarise the available toxicity data.

European Medicines Agency (2018). Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC). European Union draft herbal monographs on:

Ruscus aculeatus L. rhizoma. 30 January 2018. EMA/188804/2017. http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/medicines/herbal/medicines/herbal_med_000073.jsp&mid=WC0b01ac058001fa1d

Hypericum perforatum L., herba (traditional use). 30 January 2018. EMA/HMPC/45508/2017. http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/medicines/herbal/medicines/herbal_med_000117.jsp&mid=WC0b01ac058001fa1d

 

The above items were taken from the April 2018 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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