(2003; 148 pages)
2.1 Specifications for medicinal plant materials and for herbal products
The Committee was informed of the WHO strategy for traditional medicines, including medicinal herbal materials and products, and the following four major objectives in this area:
- rational use.
The Committee was informed of the WHO documents available for medicinal plant materials and herbal products, and that further documents are planned. The Committee noted that various pharmacopoeias are working on similar monographs and would be willing to share their information with WHO.
The Committee commended the work undertaken by WHO in this area and urged that it should be continued.