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Document 32010D0028

Commission Decision of 28 July 2009 amending the list of herbal substances, preparations and combinations thereof for use in traditional herbal medicinal products (notified under document C(2009) 5804) (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 11, 16.1.2010, p. 12–18 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 13 Volume 064 P. 205 - 211

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2010/28(1)/oj

16.1.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 11/12


COMMISSION DECISION

of 28 July 2009

amending the list of herbal substances, preparations and combinations thereof for use in traditional herbal medicinal products

(notified under document C(2009) 5804)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2010/28/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use (1), and in particular Article 16(f) thereof,

Having regard to the opinions of the European Medicines Agency, formulated on 10 January 2008 and 6 March 2008 by the Committee for Herbal Medicinal Products,

Whereas:

(1)

Calendula officinalis L and Pimpinella anisum L comply with the requirements set out in Directive 2001/83/EC. Calendula officinalis L and Pimpinella anisum L can be considered as herbal substances, herbal preparations or combinations thereof.

(2)

It is therefore appropriate to include Calendula officinalis L and Pimpinella anisum L in the list of herbal substances, preparations and combinations thereof for use in traditional herbal medicinal products established in Annex I to Commission Decision 2008/911/EC (2).

(3)

Decision 2008/911/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Medicinal Products for Human Use,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2008/911/EC is amended as follows:

1.

Annex I is amended in accordance with Annex I to this Decision.

2.

Annex II is amended in accordance with Annex II to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 28 July 2009.

For the Commission

Günter VERHEUGEN

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 311, 28.11.2001, p. 67.

(2)  OJ L 328, 6.12.2008, p. 42.


ANNEX I

In Annex I to Decision 2008/911/EC, the following is inserted:

‘Calendula officinalis L’ is inserted before Foeniculum vulgare Miller subsp. vulgare var. vulgare (Bitter fennel, fruit),

‘Pimpinella anisum L’ is inserted after Foeniculum vulgare Miller subsp. vulgare var. dulce (Miller) Thellung (Sweet fennel, fruit).


ANNEX II

In Annex II to Decision 2008/911/EC, the following is inserted:

‘Calendula officinalis L’ is inserted before Foeniculum vulgare Miller subsp. vulgare var. vulgare (Bitter fennel, fruit)

‘COMMUNITY LIST ENTRY ON CALENDULA OFFICINALIS L

Scientific name of the plant

Calendula officinalis L.

Botanical family

Asteraceae

Herbal substance

Calendula flower

Common name in all EU official languages of herbal substance

BG (bălgarski): Невен, цвят

CS (čeština): Měsíčkový květ

DA (dansk): Morgenfrueblomst

DE (Deutsch): Ringelblumenblüten

EL (elliniká): Άνθος καλέντουλας

EN (English): Calendula flower

ES (español): Flor de caléndula

ET (eesti keel): Saialilleõisik

FI (suomi): Tarhakehäkukan kukka

FR (français): Souci

HU (magyar): A körömvirág virága

IT (italiano): Calendula fiore

LT (lietuvių kalba): Medetkų žiedai

LV (latviešu valoda): Kliņģerītes ziedi

MT (malti): Fjura calendula

NL (nederlands): Goudsbloem

PL (polski): Kwiat nagietka

PT (português): Flor de calêndula

RO (română): Floare de gălbenele (calendula)

SK (slovenčina): Nechtíkový kvet

SL (slovenščina): Cvet vrtnega ognjiča

SV (svenska): Ringblomma, blomma

IS (íslenska): Morgunfrú, blóm

NO (norsk): Ringblomst

Herbal preparation(s)

A.

Liquid extract (DER 1:1), extraction solvent ethanol 40-50 % (v/v).

B.

Liquid extract (DER 1:1,8-2,2), extraction solvent ethanol 40-50 % (v/v).

C.

Tincture (DER 1:5), extraction solvent ethanol 70-90 % (v/v).

European Pharmacopoeia monograph reference

Calendula flower – Calendulae flos (01/2005:1297)

Indication(s)

(a)

Traditional herbal medicinal product for the symptomatic treatment of minor inflammations of the skin (such as sunburn) and as an aid in healing of minor wounds.

(b)

Traditional herbal medicinal product for the symptomatic treatment of minor inflammations in the mouth or the throat.

The product is a traditional herbal medicinal product for use in specified indications exclusively based upon long-standing use.

Type of tradition

European

Specified strength

Please see “Specified posology”.

Specified posology

Herbal preparations:

A.

Liquid extract (DER 1:1)

In semi-solid dosage forms: amount equivalent to 2-10 % herbal substance.

B.

Liquid extract (DER 1:1,8-2,2)

In semi-solid dosage forms: amount equivalent to 2-5 % herbal substance.

C.

Tincture (DER 1:5)

In compresses diluted at least 1:3 with freshly boiled water.

In semi-solid dosage forms: amount equivalent to 2-10 % herbal substance.

As a gargle or mouth rinse in a 2 % solution.

2 to 4 times daily

Indication (a)

The use is not recommended in children under 6 years of age (see below “Special warnings and precautions for use”).

Indication (b)

The use in children under 12 years of age is not recommended because there is no experience available (see below “Special warnings and precautions for use”).

Route of administration

Cutaneous and oromucosal use.

Duration of use or any restrictions on the duration of use

Compresses: remove after 30-60 minutes

All herbal preparations: If the symptoms persist after 1 week during the use of the medicinal product a doctor or a qualified health care practitioner should be consulted.

Any other information necessary for the safe use

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to members of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family.

Special warnings and precautions for use

Indication (a)

The use in children under 6 years of age is not recommended because there is no experience available.

Indication (b)

The use in children under 12 years of age is not recommended because there is no experience available.

If signs of skin infection are observed, a doctor or a qualified health care practitioner should be consulted.

Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

None reported.

Pregnancy and lactation

Safety during pregnancy and lactation has not been established.

In the absence of sufficient data, the use during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.

Effects on ability to drive and use machines

Not relevant.

Undesirable effects

Skin sensitisation. The frequency is not known.

If other adverse reactions not mentioned above occur, a doctor or a qualified health care practitioner should be consulted.

Overdose

None reported.’

‘Pimpinella anisum L’ is inserted after Foeniculum vulgare Miller subsp. vulgare var. dulce (Miller) Thellung (Sweet fennel, fruit)

‘COMMUNITY LIST ENTRY ON PIMPINELLA ANISUM L

Scientific name of the plant

Pimpinella anisum L.

Botanical family

Apiaceae

Herbal substance

Aniseed

Common name in all EU official languages of herbal substance

BG (bălgarski): Анасон, плод

CS (čeština): Anýzový plod

DA (dansk): Anisfrø

DE (Deutsch): Anis

EL (elliniká): Γλυκάνισο

EN (English): Aniseed

ES (español): Fruto de anís

ET (eesti keel): Aniis

FI (suomi): Anis

FR (français): Anis (fruit d)

HU (magyar): Ánizsmag

IT (italiano): Anice (Anice verde), frutto

LT (lietuvių kalba): Anyžių sėklos

LV (latviešu valoda): Anīsa sēklas

MT (malti): Frotta tal-Anisi

NL (nederlands): Anijsvrucht

PL (polski): Owoc anyżu

PT (português): Anis

RO (română): Fruct de anason

SK (slovenčina): Anízový plod

SL (slovenščina): Plod vrtnega janeža

SV (svenska): Anis

IS (íslenska): Anís

NO (norsk): Anis

Herbal preparation(s)

Dried aniseed, comminuted or crushed

European Pharmacopoeia monograph reference

Anisi fructus (01/2005:0262)

Indication(s)

(a)

Traditional herbal medicinal product for symptomatic treatment of mild, spasmodic gastro-intestinal complaints including bloating and flatulence.

(b)

Traditional herbal medicinal product used as an expectorant in cough associated with cold.

The product is a traditional herbal medicinal product for use in specified indications exclusively based upon long-standing use.

Type of tradition

European

Specified strength

Please see “Specified posology”

Specified posology

Adolescents over 12 years of age, adults, elderly:

Indications (a) and (b)

1 to 3,5 g of whole or (freshly (1)) comminuted or crushed aniseed in 150 ml of boiling water as a herbal tea

3 times daily

The use in children under 12 years is not recommended of age (see below “Special warnings and precautions for use”).

Route of administration

Oral use

Duration of use or any restrictions on the duration of use

Not to be taken for more than 2 weeks.

If the symptoms persist during the use of the medicinal product, a doctor or a qualified health care practitioner should be consulted.

Any other information necessary for the safe use

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) (caraway, celery, coriander, dill and fennel) or to anethole.

Special warnings and precautions for use

The use is not recommended in children under 12 years of age due to the lack of adequate data for safety assessment.

Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

None reported.

Pregnancy and lactation

There are no data from the use of aniseed in pregnant patients.

It is unknown if aniseed constituents are excreted in human breast milk.

In the absence of sufficient data, the use during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.

Effects on ability to drive and use machines

No studies on the effect on the ability to drive and use machines have been performed.

Undesirable effects

Allergic reactions to aniseed affecting the skin or the respiratory system may occur. The frequency is not known.

If other adverse reactions not mentioned above occur, a doctor or a qualified health care practitioner should be consulted.

Overdose

No case of overdose has been reported.


(1)  For commercial preparations of comminuted or crushed aniseed the applicant must carry out appropriate stability testing related to the content of essential oil components.’


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