Commission E


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Commission E

a German interdisciplinary regulatory committee, whose function is to review herbal drugs and preparations from medicinal plants and evaluate and approve their safety and efficacy.

Com·mis·sion E

(kŏ-mish'ŭn)
A German federal study set up to analyze and make consistent the contents of herbals and to analyze and approve the use of these herbals medicinally. No such research has been done on anything like a similar scale in the United States. The monographs of this commission have been translated into English, providing clinical proof about the efficacy and safety (or lack thereof) of the herbals and botanicals that were considered.
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Echinacea preparations have been approved as nonprescription medicines for therapy for upper respiratory tract infections and for lower urinary tract infections by the Commission E, an expert panel of the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices.
The results of the Commission E in evaluating echinacea and over 300 herbal medicines have been translated into English and published in a 700 page book by ABC.
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