Herbfacts

Traditional Herbal Medicine Products (THMPs)

The tables below include useful information about all the different traditional herbal medicines which have been licensed by the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) since the start of the transition to registered products in 2004.

The MHRA approved Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for every licensed medicine are available to view on their website. The SPC provides details of a medicine’s properties and the conditions for using it.

The SPCs form part of the Public Assessment Report (UKPAR) which the MHRA routinely publishes following licence approval. The approved carton label and Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) for each licensed medicine are included at the end of the document.

More information about the European Traditional Herbal Medicines Directive (EC/2004/24) is available on the MHRA website

Last updated: June 2015

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) | Cough/Cold/Flu | Varicose veins | Cystitis | Digestion | Low Mood | Menopause | Migraine relief | Anxiety | Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) | Sleep | Slimming | Musculoskeletal | Raynaud’s Syndrome/Tinnitus | Urinary | Skin complaints | Teething

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

Product Herb THR Number No. unit doses per day (Pack Size) Suggested retail price* Cost per day* Max Daily herb equivalent Shelf Life (months) MHRA
UK PAR
Prostasan capsules Saw palmetto berries 13668/0011 One (30/60/90) 30s £13.40, 90s £34.25 30s £0.45, 90s £0.38 3840 mg 60 MHRA
PhytoCon SABAL capsules Saw palmetto berries 34863/0001 Two (15/20/30/60/90/100/180) not marketed yet 3520 mg 36 MHRA
PhytoCon SABAL FORTE capsules Saw palmetto berries 34863/0003 One (30/60/90) not marketed yet 3520 mg 36 MHRA
Prostamen soft capsules Saw palmetto berries 18397/0008 Two (50/100) not marketed yet 4480 mg 36 MHRA
DiaUrtica Nettle root 33518/0007 One (30/60/90) not marketed yet 6440 mg 36 MHRA
Puncto Prosta capsules Pumpkin seeds 32294/0018 Three (40/60/120) not marketed yet 367.5 mg (?) 36 MHRA

Cough/Cold/Flu

Product Herb THR Number No. unit doses per day (Pack Size) Suggested retail price* Cost per day* Max Daily herb equivalent Shelf Life (months) MHRA
UK PAR
Kaloba Oral solution Pelargonium root 05332/0003 4.5 ml (20 ml/50 ml) 20 ml £8.16, 50 ml £15.31 20 ml £1.84, 50 ml £1.38 288 mg 24 MHRA
Kaloba film-coated tablets Pelargonium root 05332/0005 Three (21) 21s £9.18 21s £1.31 480 mg 48 MHRA
Healthspan Pelargonium Cold Relief tablets Pelargonium root 05332/0005 Three (21) 30s £12.45 30s £1.25 480 mg 48 MHRA
Higher Nature Pelargonium Cold Relief tablets Pelargonium root 05332/0005 Three (21) 21s £10.05 21s £1.44 480 mg 48 MHRA
Kaloba Syrup Pelargonium root 05332/0006 22.5 ml (100 ml) 100 ml £7.99 100 ml £1.80 45 mg 36 MHRA