Regulatory Situation of Herbal Medicines - A Worldwide Review
(1998; 49 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
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View the documentFOREWORD
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Open this folder and view contentsAfrica
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View the documentGeneral aspects
View the documentAttempts to Meet the Need for Harmonization
View the documentAustria
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View the documentSwitzerland
View the documentTurkey
View the documentUnited Kingdom
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View the documentIII. CONCLUSION
View the documentIV. REFERENCES


The Ministerial Order of 3 October 1973 [89] established a special registration for medicinal plants. Products (1) consisting exclusively of whole, comminuted or powdered medicinal plants or parts thereof have to be registered. Preparations (2) containing a single species or parts thereof which are included in a special list as annex to this order, are exempted and do not need registration.

Medicinal plants with or without obligation for registration (1 and 2) can be controlled by the health authority. For registration of medicinal plants (1), pharmacological and analytical documentation has to be presented including indications, dosage, and the analytical methods. For plants which are not yet included in the list, it is possible to apply for their inclusion [89].

Preparations containing extracts, tinctures, distillates etc., and other galenical preparations, are regarded as medicines which have to fulfil all the requirements of the Spanish Drug Law [90].

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