Quality Control in Herbal Medicines: Guidelines vs. Reality Writing Assignment
After reading the “Quality Control Methods for Herbal Materials” manual and “Case Study: MediHerb” compare the guidelines outlined in the WHO manual regarding quality control and the practices employed by the herbal medicine company, MediHerb. Answer the following questions and submit in a form of an essay (3 pgs):
Does the company MediHerb follow guidelines for quality control as outlined by WHO?
Outline specific steps the company has employed for ensuring quality control?
Describe the term “phytoequivalence” as defined by MediHerb?
Do you consider MediHerb a company with high standards for quality control of the medicinal herb products it markets? Why? Do you have any questions/concerns about its manufacturing practices?