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Overview of Herbal Quality Control

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This paper outlines the importance of quality control of herbal remedies by providing an overview of the types of toxic and pathogenic contaminants which may OCCUK These include toxic boranicals, micro-organisms, microbial toxins, pesticides, fumigation agents, radioactivity, toxic metals, synthetic pharmaceuticals, and animal substances. Academia, government, the herbal industry, and the pharmaceutical industry must work together to develop practical methods of improving the safety of herbal remedies.

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de Smet, P.A.G.M. Overview of Herbal Quality Control. Ther Innov Regul Sci 33, 717–724 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1177/009286159903300308

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Key Words

  • Herbal remedies
  • Contaminants
  • Quality control