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WHO Guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) for Medicinal Plants
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Medicinal plant materials are supplied through collection from wild populations and cultivation.
Under the overall context of quality assurance and control of herbal medicines, WHO developed the Guidelines on good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) for medicinal plants, providing general technical guidance on obtaining medicinal plant materials of good quality for the sustainable production of herbal products classified as medicines. These guidelines are also related to WHO's work on the protection of medicinal plants, aiming promotion of sustainable use and cultivation of medicinal plants.
The main objectives of these guidelines are to:
  1. contribute to the quality assurance of medicinal plant materials used as the source for herbal medicines to improve the quality, safety and efficacy of finished herbal products;
  2. guide the formulation of national and/or regional GACP guidelines and GACP monographs for medicinal plants and related standard operating procedures; and
  3. encourage and support the sustainable cultivation and collection of medicinal plants of good quality in ways that respect and support the conservation of medicinal plants and the environment in general.
These guidelines concern the cultivation and collection of medicinal plants and include certain post-harvest operations.
Good agricultural and collection practices for medicinal plants are the first step in quality assurance, on which the safety and efficacy of herbal medicinal products directly depend. These practices also play an important role in protection natural resources of medicinal plants for sustainable use.
Table des matières
Afficher le documentAcknowledgements
Afficher le documentForeword
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenu1. General introduction
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenu2. Good agricultural practices for medicinal plants
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenu3. Good collection practices for medicinal plants
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenu4. Common technical aspects of good agricultural practices for medicinal plants and good collection practices for medicinal plants
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenu5. Other relevant issues
Afficher le documentBibliography
Afficher le documentAnnex 1. Good Agricultural Practice for Traditional Chinese Medicinal Materials, People's Republic of China
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuAnnex 2. Points to Consider on Good Agricultural and Collection Practice for Starting Materials of Herbal Origin
Afficher le documentAnnex 3. Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for Medicinal Plants (GACP), Japan
Afficher le documentAnnex 4. A model structure for monographs on good agricultural practices for specific medicinal plants
Afficher le documentAnnex 5. Sample record for cultivated medicinal plants
Afficher le documentAnnex 6. Participants in the WHO Consultation on Good Agricultural and Field Collection Practices for Medicinal Plants
 

WHO Guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) for Medicinal Plants


World Health Organization
Geneva
2003

WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
World Health Organization.
WHO guidelines on good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) for medical plants.

1. Plants, Medical - growth and development 2. Agriculture - standards 3. Quality control 4. Guidelines I. Title.

ISBN 92 4 154627 1

(LC/NLM classification: SB 293)

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