Overview of Good Manufacturing Practices Requirements for Herbal Medicines in India and Europe

  • Kanchan H. Ram Department Of regulatory Affairs, SNJBs Shriman Sureshdada Jain College of Pharmacy Neminagar, Chandwad 423101, Dist. Nashik, Maharashtra,  India.
  • Lokesh P. Kothari
  • Atish S. Mundada


Over the past three decades, the usage of herbal medicines and supplements has grown significantly, with at least 80% of people turning to them for some aspect of primary healthcare. Although the efficacy of many herbal products has been proved, therapies utilising these compounds have showed promising potential. Since safety is still a major concern when using herbal remedies, it is crucial that the proper regulatory agencies put in place the necessary safeguards to protect public health by ensuring that all herbal medications are secure and of high enough quality. In addition to outlining some significant difficulties in conducting an efficient safety review of herbal medicinal products, this review examines toxicity-related issues and significant safety concerns resulting from their use. Good Manufacturing Practices are designed to promote human health and, as a result, quality of life. Ensure the applicability of the principles offered and demonstrate the advantages resulting from this applicability in order to accomplish the objectives specified.

Keywords: Herbal medicines, safety, AYUSH, Drug and cosmetics Act 1940, good manufacturing practices, Guidelines


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Ram, K. H., L. P. Kothari, and A. S. Mundada. “Overview of Good Manufacturing Practices Requirements for Herbal Medicines in India and Europe”. International Journal of Drug Regulatory Affairs, Vol. 11, no. 4, Dec. 2023, pp. 52-66, doi:10.22270/ijdra.v11i4.632.