SCOPE FOR HARMONISATION OF HERBAL MEDICINE REGULATIONSAbstract
Herbal Medicinal Products are gaining acceptance among people across the world due to rising awareness of lifestyle diseases and improper food habits. During the latter part of the twentieth century, increasing interest in self-care resulted in enormous growth in the popularity of traditional healing modalities, including the use of Herbal remedies. Side effects caused by the use of modern medicines are driving consumers towards herbal medicines and their supplements and this is driving the growth of Herbal Medicines across the world. Herbal Medicines, when sold commercially, should comply with country-based regulations concerning safety, quality, and efficacy. At present regulations for herbal medicines differ country-wise. Due to this, herbal medicine companies cannot manufacture a standard product for the global market. Hence a concerted effort should be undertaken by global regulatory authorities and agencies like WHO to establish a uniform and harmonized regulation for herbal medicines. In this paper, we highlighted various challenges and constraints in manufacturing as well as the marketing of herbal medicinal products across the globe.
A. Metta *, N. L. N. Kingumahanthi, V. R. Kalidindi, R. K. R. Juturi and V. Boddu
Shri Vishnu College of Pharmacy (Autonomous), Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.
03 April 2020
07 September 2020
12 September 2020
01 April 2021