Standardised herbal extracts seem to be popular – they are in many practitioner only herbal medicines as well as over-the-counter products. But based upon the questions I receive, few practitioners really understand what constitutes “standardisation” in Australia. As a result the Herbal Extract Company asked me to do a technical brochure which was released in early 2013, destined for practitioners and aiming to clear up some of the misconceptions and myths around standardisation.
Today was the first class of Pharmacognosy & Herbal Pharmacy for Trimester 2 at ACNT. So I thought now is as good a time as any to look at this fascinating herbal science in more detail, and see why it … Continue reading