14th February 2017

Herbal Medicines

Herbal remedies have been used for the treatment of diseases throughout human history. Today increasing numbers of scientific publications are revealing why, at a molecular level, these treatments have been so effective

In Europe, modern herbal medicines that are suitable for self-medication are registered by the regulatory authority of each European member state. In the UK, herbal products are regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) under the Traditional Herbal Medicines Registration Scheme. This scheme aims to protect public health by requiring specific standards of safety and quality for herbal medicines.

McIntosh Scientific offers support in various aspects of herbal research or registration

  • Risk analyses relating to herbal provenance and manufacture
  • Elucidation of the scientific mechanisms of action
  • Preparation of supporting scientific documents