Guidelines for the Appropriate use of Herbal Medicines
(1998; 88 pages)
Table of Contents
View the documentForeword
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Goals and objectives of the guidelines
View the document3. Definitions
Open this folder and view contents4. National policy development
Open this folder and view contents5. Development of a national programme on herbal medicines
Close this folder6. Regulation of practitioners
View the document6.1 Options
View the document6.2 Examination
Open this folder and view contents7. Regulation of the manufacture and distribution of medicinal herbal products
Open this folder and view contents8. Regulation of herbal medicines
View the document9. Use of the guidelines
View the documentAnnex 1: Report of the meeting of the working group on herbal medicines
View the documentAnnex 2: List of temporary advisers, consultants, observers and secretariat
View the documentAnnex 3: Agenda
View the documentAnnex 4: Opening Speech of Dr S.T. Han, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Region Working Group on Herbal Medicines, 8 December 1997, Manila, Philippines
View the documentAnnex 5: Closing Remarks of Dr S.T. Han, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Working Group on Herbal Medicines, 12 December 1997, Manila, Philippines
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6. Regulation of practitioners

Herbal medicines may be used as self-medication for many conditions. However, in most cases, the use of herbal medicines needs to be guided by qualified practitioners.

The type of regulatory framework deemed appropriate for herbal medicine will thus depend on the nature of the problems identified as arising from its practice.

Regulation of practitioners who provide service to others, particularly practitioners whose practice brings economic benefit, should ensure quality of herbal medicine services and thus protect the public. The regulation of herbal medicine practitioners may also protect the qualified practitioners.

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