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NMIC Bulletin Vol. 22 No. 1 Update on Herbal medicines

8 April, 2016

Update on Herbal medicines

  • Many herbal medicines have a long tradition of use in clinical practice
  • Within the EU, herbal medicines must be approved prior to marketing to ensure that they are of acceptable safety and quality
  • A national simplified “traditional-use registration” process for traditional herbal medicines has been introduced in EU member states
  • More than 160 harmonised “community” herbal monographs that contain clinical, safety, dosage and interaction data, have also been developed and are publicly available