Herbal Medicines

Herbal medicines contain one or more active ingredients which are prepared by treatments such as extraction, distillation, expression, fractionation, purification, concentration or fermentation from cut plants, plant parts, algae, fungi, lichen in an unprocessed, usually dried form, but sometimes fresh. Pure substances isolated from nature are not considered to be herbal medicines.

Herbal Medicines are only to be used orally or as a localised treatment on skin or mucosa. It is not allowed to mix prescription based medicines with herbal medicines.

The application form is located in appendix II in regulation on "Regulation concerning Marketing Authorisations for Natural Medicinal Products and Registration of Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products No. 142/2011.