Natural medicinal products and vitamin and mineral products

Updated 05 September 2017

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

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

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

We state the requirements for the manufacture, quality, safety and efficacy of the product. Companies manufacturing natural medicinal products must hold a section 39 authorisation.

We continuously supervise and inspect the companies.

Summaries of product characteristics

Summaries of product characteristics for natural medicinal products

Summaries of product characteristics for strong vitamins and minerals

Summaries of product characteristics for traditional herbal medicinal products

Marketing authorisation


Guidelines for marketing authorisation for natural medicinal products (in Danish only)

Guidelines for marketing authorisation for vitamin and mineral products (in Danish only)


List of licensed natural medicinal products and traditional herbal medicinal products (Excel file) (updated daily)

List of vitamin and mineral products with a marketing authorisation (Excel file) (updated daily)