- Traditional Medicine > Traditional, Complementary and Herbal Medicine
- Quality and Safety: Medicines > Quality Assurance
(2003; 80 pages) [French] [Spanish]
4.1.1. Inspection and sorting
Raw medicinal plant materials should be inspected and sorted prior to primary processing. The inspection may include:
♦ visual inspection for cross-contamination by untargeted medicinal plants and/or plant parts;
♦ visual inspection for foreign matter;
♦ organoleptic evaluation, such as: appearance, damage, size, colour, odour, and possibly taste.