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TWO VOLUME 2nd Edition of the ESCOP Monographs

The Scientific Foundation for Herbal Medicinal Products!

ESCOP Monographs
2nd Edition
2003
ESCOP Monographs
2nd Edition Supplement
2009


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The two books that make up the Second Edition of the ESCOP monographs mark a new authority on herbal medicine. Following the indispensable pioneering work of the Commission E in Germany, ESCOP has taken the lead role across Europe over the past decade in reviewing the therapeutic uses of herbal medicinal products. This is now recognized by the European Medicines Evaluation Agency, which formally receives ESCOP monographs as a basis for core dossiers on herbal medicines. Initial funding for the enterprise was provided by the European Commission.

ESCOP, representing national associations of herbal medicine or phytotherapy across Europe, is uniquely placed to provide an international consensus. Preparation of the monographs by the ESCOP Scientific Committee has involved delegates from 15 countries with the assistance of numerous external experts on herbal medicine and an eminent Board of Supervising Editors.

60 ESCOP monographs were published during the late 1990s. All were updated and expanded for the first volume of the second edition, published in 2003 includes a further 20 monographs. The text constitutes an up-to-date review of scientific information on the therapeutic uses of herbal medicines, including indications, dosage, contra-indications, interactions and undesirable effects, together with summaries of pharmacological, clinical and toxicological data. It is extensively referenced to scientific literature – almost 5000 full citations were reviewed to produce the book.

The Supplement adds 27 new monographs and updates another 8 of the 2003 monographs. Over 1800 new citations are reviewed.

Immediate past ESCOP Chairman Professor Fritz H. Kemper has written
ESCOP is an organisation of volunteers. All members of the Scientific Committee, guest experts, the panel of Supervising Editors, and Board of ESCOP give their time freely to their work in pursuit of the highest standards for herbal medicinal products. This book really is a labour of love. We at the Board of ESCOP are very proud of the many who have contributed to these monographs and are most grateful to them.

The ESCOP monographs are an invaluable resource for health professionals, regulators, manufacturers and many others. They provide the evidence base for the clinical use of herbal medicinal products.

Monograph list

2nd Edition 2003

  • ABSINTHII HERBA Wormwood
  • AGNI CASTI FRUCTUS Agnus Castus
  • ALLII SATIVI BULBUS Garlic
  • ALOE CAPENSIS Cape Aloes
  • ALTHAEAE RADIX Marshmallow Root
  • ANISI FRUCTUS Aniseed
  • ARNICAE FLOS Arnica Flower
  • BETULAE FOLIUM Birch Leaf
  • BOLDI FOLIUM Boldo Leaf
  • CALENDULAE FLOS Calendula Flower
  • CARVI FRUCTUS Caraway Fruit
  • CENTAURII HERBA Centaury
  • CHELIDONII HERBA Greater Celandine
  • CIMICIFUGAE RHIZOMA Black Cohosh
  • CINNAMOMI CORTEX Cinnamon
  • CRATAEGI FOLIUM CUM FLORE Hawthorn Leaf and Flower
  • CURCUMAE LONGAE RHIZOMA Turmeric
  • CYNARAE FOLIUM Artichoke Leaf
  • ECHINACEAE PALLIDAE RADIX Pale Coneflower Root
  • ECHINACEAE PURPUREAE HERBA Purple Coneflower Herb
  • ECHINACEAE PURPUREAE RADIX Purple Coneflower Root
  • ELEUTHEROCOCCI RADIX Eleutherococcus
  • EUCALYPTI AETHEROLEUM Eucalyptus Oil
  • FILIPENDULAE ULMARIAE HERBA Meadowsweet
  • FOENICULI FRUCTUS Fennel
  • FRANGULAE CORTEX Frangula Bark
  • GENTIANAE RADIX Gentian Root
  • GINKGO FOLIUM Ginkgo Leaf
  • GINSENG RADIX GinsengHAMAMELIDIS AQUA Hamamelis Water
  • HAMAMELIDIS CORTEX Hamamelis Bark
  • HAMAMELIDIS FOLIUM Hamamelis Leaf
  • HARPAGOPHYTI RADIX Devils Claw Root
  • HEDERAE HELICIS FOLIUM Ivy Leaf
  • HIPPOCASTANI SEMEN Horse-chestnut Seed
  • HYPERICI HERBA St. John’s Wort
  • JUNIPERI PSEUDO-FRUCTUS Juniper
  • LICHEN ISLANDICUS Iceland Moss
  • LINI SEMEN Linseed
  • LIQUIRITIAE RADIX Liquorice Root
  • LUPULI FLOS Hop Strobile
  • MATRICARIAE FLOS Matricaria Flower
  • MELILOTI HERBA Melilot
  • MELISSAE FOLIUM Melissa Leaf
  • MENTHAE PIPERITAE AETHEROLEUM Peppermint Oil
  • MENTHAE PIPERITAE FOLIUM Peppermint Leaf
  • MYRRHA Myrrh
  • MYRTILLI FRUCTUS Bilberry Fruit
  • ONONIDIS RADIX Restharrow Root
  • ORTHOSIPHONIS FOLIUM Java Tea
  • PASSIFLORAE HERBA Passion Flower
  • PIPERIS METHYSTICI RHIZOMA Kava-Kava
  • PLANTAGINIS LANCEOLATAE FOLIUM/HERBA Ribwort Plantain Leaf/Herb
  • PLANTAGINIS OVATAE SEMEN Ispaghula Seed
  • PLANTAGINIS OVATAE TESTA Ispaghula Husk
  • POLYGALAE RADIX Senega Root
  • PRIMULAE RADIX Primula Root
  • PSYLLII SEMEN Psyllium Seed
  • RHAMNI PURSHIANI CORTEX Cascara
  • RHEI RADIX Rhubarb
  • RIBIS NIGRI FOLIUM Blackcurrant Leaf
  • ROSMARINI FOLIUM Rosemary Leaf
  • RUSCI RHIZOMA Butcher’s Broom
  • SALICIS CORTEX Willow Bark
  • SALVIAE FOLIUM Sage Leaf
  • SENNAE FOLIUM Senna Leaf
  • SENNAE FRUCTUS ACUTIFOLIAE Alexandrian Senna Pods
  • SENNAE FRUCTUS ANGUSTIFOLIAE Tinnevelly Senna Pods
  • SERENOAE REPENTIS FRUCTUS (SABAL FRUCTUS) Saw Palmetto Fruit
  • SOLIDAGINIS VIRGAUREAE HERBA European Golden Rod
  • TANACETI PARTHENII HERBA Feverfew
  • TARAXACI FOLIUM Dandelion Leaf
  • TARAXACI RADIX Dandelion Root
  • THYMI HERBA Thyme
  • TRIGONELLAE FOENUGRAECI SEMEN Fenugreek
  • URTICAE FOLIUM/HERBA Nettle Leaf/Herb
  • URTICAE RADIX Nettle Root
  • UVAE URSI FOLIUM Bearberry Leaf
  • VALERIANAE RADIX Valerian Root
  • ZINGIBERIS RHIZOMA Ginger

2nd Edition SUPPLEMENT 2009

  • AGRIMONIAE HERBA Agrimony
  • ALOE BARBADENSIS Barbados Aloes
  • ANGELICAE RADIX Angelica Root
  • BALLOTAE NIGRAE HERBA Black Horehound
  • CAPSICI FRUCTUS Capsicum
  • CENTELLAE ASIATICAE HERBA Centella
  • CRATAEGI FRUCTUS Hawthorn Berries
  • CUCURBITAE SEMEN Pumpkin Seed
  • CURCUMAE XANTHORRHIZAE RHIZOMA Javanese Turmeric
  • CYNARAE FOLIUM Artichoke Leaf
  • ECHINACEAE ANGUSTIFOLIAE RADIX Narrow-leaved Coneflower Root
  • ECHINACEAE PALLIDAE RADIX Pale Coneflower Root
  • ECHINACEAE PURPUREAE HERBA Purple Coneflower Herb
  • ECHINACEAE PURPUREAE RADIX Purple Coneflower Root
  • ELEUTHEROCOCCI RADIX Eleutherococcus Root
  • FUMARIAE HERBA Fumitory
  • GRAMINIS RHIZOMA Couch Grass Rhizome
  • GRINDELIAE HERBA Grindelia
  • HARPAGOPHYTI RADIX Devil’s Claw Root
  • LAVANDULAE FLOS/AETHEROLEUM Lavender Flower/Oil
  • MALVAE FLOS Mallow Flower
  • MELALEUCAE AETHEROLEUM Tea Tree Oil
  • MILLEFOLII HERBA Yarrow
  • OLIBANUM INDICUM Indian Frankincense
  • PAULLINIAE SEMEN Guarana Seed
  • PRUNI AFRICANAE CORTEX Pygeum Bark
  • RATANHIAE RADIX Rhatany Root
  • ROSAE PSEUDO-FRUCTUS Dog Rose Hip
  • SILYBI MARIANI FRUCTUS Milk Thistle Fruit
  • SYMPHYTI RADIX Comfrey Root
  • VACCINII MACROCARPI FRUCTUS Cranberry
  • VALERIANAE RADIX Valerian Root
  • VIOLAE HERBA CUM FLORE Wild Pansy
  • VITIS VINIFERAE FOLIUM Red Vine Leaf
  • ZINGIBERIS RHIZOMA Ginger

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