At last I've followed a link to a real list of the approved herbal medicines.
You'll be okay if you are a fan of Echinacea. Of the 81 products on the approved list I counted at least 9 based on the herb, a further 7 were basically St John's Wort, another 6 Valerian were preparations. It doesn't take Einstein to realise that companies have gone for licensing their big sellers (and who can blame them) and are abandoning the less profitable herbals. We will not have 81 different herbal medicines to choose from in Europe, we will have 81 product lines.
Here's the link:
UK's Approved Medicinal Herbs