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Bioactive compounds should be assayed [ 10 ]. Outside China CMM plants are cultivated to meet the increasing demand; however, no consensus in methodology has been reached as to how effective regulation can reflect the multi-bioactivity aspects of CMMs [ 11 ]. The regulatory framework for complementary medicines in Australia is a two-tier one, classifying registered medicines into high risk or low risk groups [ 14 ].
Risk assessment is conducted on ingredients, indications and claims, dosage form, significance of side effects and effects of prolonged use or from inappropriate self-medication.
Therapeutic Goods Act requires that therapeutic goods available in Australia should be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods ARTG , unless they are specifically exempted from this requirement by Schedule 5 of the Therapeutic Goods Regulations [ 13 ].
European Pharmacopoeia is known for its universal requirement of all medicines regardless of their origins [ 15 ]. About herbal medicines including drugs and drug preparations are included in the European Pharmacopoeia [ 15 ]. All necessary tests and assay methods described in the monograph were rigorously validated according to the Technical Guide [ 18 ]. In response to toxicity incidences of herbal products, the European Commission requested that the monographs on herbal drugs used in traditional Chinese medicine should be developed to achieve a modern quality standard according to the European Pharmacopoeia , and listed the herbal drugs subject to investigation [ 19 ].
Currently the emphasis has been placed on compiling a list of all herbal drugs subject to investigation. The European Pharmacopoeia Commission is producing more and more monographs and elaborating monographs on proprietary drugs [ 19 ]. In addition, a Scientific Committee, consisting of IAB members and representatives of the participating universities and government departments, were set up to resolve technical issues and examine research results.
Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards recommended limits of heavy metals, pesticide residues and mycotoxins. In Japan, Kampo medicine refers to Chinese medicine and Japanese indigenous medicine [ 23 ]. Kampo formulae had been non-prescription medicines until when certain Kampo medicines became classified as prescription medicines and are therefore subject to clinical evaluation [ 24 ].
A total of Kampo formulae have been approved for clinical use in Japan. The monographs of the top 20 Kampo extracts have been published in the latest version of the Japanese Pharmacopoeia as the official standards for the medically significant herbal substances [ 25 ]. In Thailand, medicinal plant materials or crude drugs used in traditional medicines are exempt from registration for easy public use [ 26 ].
Prior to the production of any traditional medicine, manufacturers must apply for the manufacturing licenses from the Thai Food and Drug Administration [ 27 ]. The registration requires information on the raw material or ingredients, method of process, dosage and quality control. Furthermore, safety information related to acute, sub-chronic and chronic toxicity test as well as clinical trials results should be provided [ 28 ]. Thai Herbal Pharmacopoeia is published by the subcommittee on the establishment of the Thai Herbal Pharmacopoeia under the supervision of the Thai Pharmacopoeia Committee [ 29 ].
Thai Herbal Pharmacopoeia covers 23 monographs of Thai medicinal plant materials and three herbal preparations. Currently, compliance with the GMP and other standards for the manufacture of traditional medicines are voluntary; however, traditional medicines submitted for registration must pass the limited tests of microbiology, heavy metal and pesticide residues. In addition, the Thai Food and Drug Administration is a member of the Uppsala Monitoring Center Network responsible for the surveillance of the safety of health care products [ 29 ].
In the United Kingdom, there are three regulatory routes for herbal medicines: Herbal products do not have to meet specific standards of safety and quality. Registered THMs are regulated by the Traditional Herbal Medicines Registration Scheme and are required to meet specific safety and quality standards and to be accompanied by agreed indications.
Licensed herbal medicine must have a product license or marketing authorization.
British Pharmacopoeia contains approximately monographs whereby all medicines and health care products are regulated [ 31 ]. CMMs are classified under the herbal and complementary medicines division in the British Pharmacopoeia. At present, the British Pharmacopoeia contains 13 monographs of traditional herbal medicines which facilitate assessment of registration applications and gives a reference standard to inform the manufacturers and importers of the UK regulations.
For the first time, a monograph of Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae Gancao , Liquorice root , a Chinese medicinal herb, was introduced into the British Pharmacopoeia. Furthermore, collaboration has been established between the British and Chinese Pharmacopoeias in order to exchange information on quality standards for medicines, develop test methods, identify common adulterants or impurities and to authenticate herbal materials [ 32 ].
A manufacturer must guarantee that the product is safe and properly labeled. While approval from the Food and Drug Administration is not required, new dietary ingredients are required for pre-market safety review [ 33 ].
Overall, the regulation for dietary supplements is less stringent than that for drugs. AHP offers standard herbal monographs whereby a genus and species may be identified according to the Lingnean system of botanical classification and nomenclatures [ 34 ]. AHP also produces monographs on herbs and other botanical ingredients, not necessarily already in the AHP [ 35 ].
AHP has published several monographs on botanicals in its dietary supplement section [ 34 ]. The present article provides an overview on the regulations of CMMs in various countries and regions.
Each individual regulation system focuses on specific issues. In the United Sates, regulation places its emphasis on source herbal materials. In the European Union, procedures focus on authentication of herbal materials. A Technical Guide was issued with all technical details on the scientific works developed for those medicinal materials under regulations.
In Australia, TGA regulates all the registered products in terms of the quality, safety and efficacy. In the UK, regulation focuses on safety evaluation. In China, the regulation is directed to proper formulation of CMM products according to traditional Chinese medicine theory. Under the present systems herbal manufacturers can submit their products according to the ease of getting registration in the regions where they can market or sell their products.
One of the Chinese medicine practices is composite herbal formulae Fufang for individualized treatment. If the quality of CMMs is not standardized, treatment variability will exist in addition to other variables.
It is imperative, therefore, for regulatory agencies worldwide to set up harmonized regulatory controls over the manufacture and trade of CMMs. All authors took part in the discussion before drafting the present article. KC provided information on current aspects in various sections.
All authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript. Valuable discussions and information obtained from the International Advisory Board meeting of the Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards project held in are gratefully acknowledged.
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Published online Sep Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Corresponding author. Kelvin Chan: Received Dec 27; Accepted Sep This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.
We will have a list for students of recommendations and open hours at the beginning of the conference. North is Corolla not pronounced like the Toyota, but Cor-al-la. Corolla has a few excellent restaurants also, most notably Mexican and seafood.
In Corolla, there are many fun activities, and if time allows, it is worth spending an extra day. There is Historic Corolla, with the original lighthouse that can be climbed. Visitors to this Outer Banks attraction can climb the winding staircase, steps in all, to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Currituck Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Outer Banks.
Farther north in Corolla, the main road ends and the beach becomes the road. This is the home of the genetically pure Corolla Wild Horses. One striking similarity to the Arabian ancestry is the number of vertebra one less than most breeds which occurs in the Banker Horse Breed.
Their even temperament, endurance, size, and the startling beauty which crops up frequently in the Banker Horses all point strongly to their dramatic history…these are the remnants of once numerous herds of Spanish stock which ran free along the sandy islands of our coast. There are multiple tour companies that will take you up to see this area it requires a 4WD vehicle , but please take a tour with Corolla Outback Adventures.
All in all, we plan to present an overall holistic experience to our fellow veterinarians. While teaching Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine, we want to provide you not only alternative ways to care for your patients, but also additional ways to care for ourselves.
This lecture will go over the basics of medicinal use of Western Herbs. We will discuss how herbs can be used in terms of physiology, treatment modalities, safety and interactions.
We will go over how to read a monograph, and there will be a couple of case examples. This lecture will go through all the ways herbs can be administered, with details of how to prepare and administer. Herbs can be dispensed as tinctures, teas, tablets and capsules, powders and in food. Topically, herbs can be applied as a dry powder or in oil or salves.
This excursion is to the Elizabethan Gardens for a guided herb walk and personal nature meditation. The Gardens start with a proper English herb garden, and you will be pleased with how many non-culinary medicinal herbs are included.
Then we will progress through the Gardens while learning about many native and beautiful species of plants. We will end in the Sunken Garden where there are many beautiful spots to meditate with the plants. The origins of herbal medicine are from native cultures around the world. Researchers have shown that most native cultures decide which herbs work for which conditions based on taste and smell organoleptics. This lecture will go through how a few specific native cultures choose their herbs and why, as well as discuss how pharmaceuticals have coopted herbal chemicals for allopathic drugs.
We will discuss the pros and cons of traditional herbal use versus pharmaceutical use.
In this lecture, we will explain groups of herbs and their uses based on their organoleptics. We will discuss the 5 common flavors described in herbal medicine, and taste examples of each flavor.
We will also learn to discern the quality of herbs based on their organoleptics. This lab will be a hands-on interactive demonstration of the preparation of multiple forms of herbal preparations, including tincture-making, types of tea preparation, oil and salve preparation, and more.
In this lecture, we will go through how to put together an herbal formula. Things to consider include: We will work through some case examples of formula preparation. This will be a tasty lab! Participants will learn how to incorporate herbs into foods and then make herbal-infused fare, both for animals and humans.
We will briefly discuss home-cooking for pets as a vehicle for administration of herbs. There will be goodies to take home. Growing up, Dr. Dohmen always wanted to be a veterinarian. She grew up in a time where allopathic medicine was considered the zenith of all medicine. All her schooling was in allopathic medicine, but she started feeling that there was something more. In her personal life, she had been a vegetarian for years; she wanted to help animals, not eat them. She began to use organic food and alternative medicine modalities for herself and her family.
Her family thrived on this more wholistic lifestyle, and she realized that if these things were better for her family, they would be better for her patients also. At the same time, more and more research became available which indicated that allopathic medicine was not the be-all-end-all that western doctors had always believed. There was even research that vaccines and medicines that have been used and prescribed for years can actually do more harm than good.
Becoming disillusioned with some areas of western medicine, Dr. Dohmen began studying alternative modalities. She has studied with Dr. Steve Marsden, Dr. She recently down-sized her integrative mixed animal practice in southern Delaware. She now lectures regularly on Western Herbal Veterinary Medicine, and other wholistic topics. Kris August slated to be offered autumn, Dohmen lives on a 72 acre farm with her husband, 2 sons, and many four-legged animals.
She has her own organic herb and vegetable gardens. Principles and Practice August owns an integrative veterinary housecall practice in Ames, Iowa, in which her primary focus is geriatric and end of life care, and herbal medicine. August values compassionate care for animals, people, plants and our world, with a special focus on caring for the caregiver. We cannot help others unless we continue to care for ourselves. She is currently a student of tai chi and qigong and practices nature meditation.
August enjoys teaching and learning through sharing her passions with others, and has taught in a variety of capacities from Waldorf-inspired playgroups to Tae Kwon Do, to teaching veterinarians and veterinary students in herbal medicine, animal hospice, and self-care topics.
She enjoys working with her good friend Dr. Laurie Dohmen to bring a holistic approach to learning veterinary herbal medicine. The Outer Banks is a chain of barrier islands that consist of a string of sand dunes that serve to protect the mainland of North Carolina from the Atlantic Ocean. This area of the Outer Banks is sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound with easy free access to both. The area is replete with open spaces and natural settings that stir the soul, as wild as the native horses.
In April and May, the Outer Banks is open and ready for tourist business, with a plethora of delicious and fresh restaurants. There are also a variety of activities available, including wild horse tours, mini golf, surfing and more. However, it is not yet fully tourist season, so places are quiet and more intimate.
No matter what the season, the locals are incredibly welcoming and friendly. All Rights Reserved. Designed and maintained by Evolving Web Creation at www.