Quality assurance of cultivated and gathered medicinal plants

Ákos Máthé, I. Máthé

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Abstract

In the production and utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) quality assurance has always been a focal issue. Despite this, the last decades have seen a new upsurge in the need to improve the traceability and safety of natural products. The increasing reliability in the production/collection practices of these species is also meant to contribute to the increasing acceptance of these commodities. To date, the major scientific bodies/organizations involved are engaged in the elaboration of guidelines and regulations that should contribute to the availability of validated scientific data on quality, safety and efficacy. Appropriate policies and legal frameworks to guide the protection, trade, and applications of medicinal and aromatic plant materials are also being elaborated (GAP, GCP, GMP). Due to the variability, and the occasionally national character of quality assurance-related activity, there seems to be an increased need for the international harmonization of efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActa Horticulturae
Pages67-76
Number of pages10
Volume765
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume765
ISSN (Print)05677572

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essential oil crops
quality control
medicinal plants
trade policy
traceability
products and commodities

Keywords

  • Efficacy
  • Good agricultural practices
  • Good wild-crafting practices
  • Production
  • Safety
  • Utilization
  • Wild-crafting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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Máthé, Á., & Máthé, I. (2008). Quality assurance of cultivated and gathered medicinal plants. In Acta Horticulturae (Vol. 765, pp. 67-76). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 765).

Quality assurance of cultivated and gathered medicinal plants. / Máthé, Ákos; Máthé, I.

Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 765 2008. p. 67-76 (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 765).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Máthé, Á & Máthé, I 2008, Quality assurance of cultivated and gathered medicinal plants. in Acta Horticulturae. vol. 765, Acta Horticulturae, vol. 765, pp. 67-76.
Máthé Á, Máthé I. Quality assurance of cultivated and gathered medicinal plants. In Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 765. 2008. p. 67-76. (Acta Horticulturae).
Máthé, Ákos ; Máthé, I. / Quality assurance of cultivated and gathered medicinal plants. Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 765 2008. pp. 67-76 (Acta Horticulturae).
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