WHO guidelines for assessing quality of herbal medicines with reference to contaminants and residues [printed text] / World Health Organization
. - Geneva : World Health Organization
, 2007 . - 105 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.ISBN
: 978-92-4-159444-8 : 0,00
analysis [Subheading] ; Drug Contamination ; Guidelines as Topic ; Herbal Medicine ; Quality control
QV 766 Medicinal plants (General)
||This WHO guidelines present general consideration on potentially hazardous contaminants and residues in herbal medicines and include guiding principles of assessing quality of herbal medicines, in terms of major contaminants and residues. It also recommends analytical methods for qualitative and quantitative determination of such contaminants and residues. Within overall context of quality assurance, these guidelines intended to provide general technical guidance to Member States in assessing quality relating to safety of herbal materials and products classified as medicines, with regards to major and common contaminants and residues.
The objectives of these guidelines are to provide:
guiding principles for assessing the quality in relation to the safety of herbal medicines, with specific reference to contaminants and residues;
model criteria for use in identifying possible contaminants and residues;
examples of methods and techniques; and
examples of practical technical procedures for controlling the quality of finished herbal products.
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