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Herbal medicines, vitamins and minerals

Updated 14 May 2014

Herbal medicinal products contain naturally occurring substances in concentrations that are not substantially greater than those found in nature.

Herbal medicinal products are typically manufactured from plant extracts or powdered plant parts. Herbal medicinal products are only intended for oral consumption, for use on skin or for local use on mucous membranes.

All herbal medicinal products are authorised by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority. As part of the authorisation process, each herbal medicinal product receives a number (MT number), which must be on the label.

The Danish Health and Medicines Authority states the requirements for the manufacture, quality, safety and efficacy of the product. Herbal medicinal products may only be manufactured in companies that are continually supervised by the pharmaceutical authorities.

The requirements for herbal medicinal products are more closely described in a guideline (only in Danish). Below you can find a link to the overview of the herbal medicinal products that have been authorised in Denmark.