On the back of findings that up to 40% of herbal supplements are mislabelled or contain adulterants, a University of Westminster researcher is calling for an industry regulated scheme to quash adulteration.
A new collaboration between SU BioMedicine and Diapharm will drive growth in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in Europe by managing the registration and marketing of high quality Chinese products in Europe.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a string of warnings against a number of herbal medicines sold online and containing ingredients not authorised for the sale in the UK.
The UK has issued yet another contamination warning against Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) claiming to treat conditions like menstrual pain and hair loss – leaving the local industry exasperated at the seemingly endless litany of cases.
The UK's medicines agency has issued advice to consumers and the
herbal sector about the poor quality of some traditional chinese
medicines on the UK market, advising them to avoid all products not
labeled in English.
Significant investment in research and closer collaboration with
Chinese institutions could help unlock the huge potential of
natural traditional medicines to treat common Western diseases, UK
scientists on a recent trade mission...
A UK court this week heard the case of a woman who developed kidney
failure after taking Chinese herbal medicine containing the plant
extract aristolochia, banned in the UK and several other countries.
A herb used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine could
treat some of the dementia resulting from stroke just as
effectively as conventional drugs prescribed for the condition,
suggests new research.