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Traditional and Herbal Medicines, Regulation: Europe

Herbal medical products require effective regulation to ensure that safe products are available to consumers. There is a wide variety of regulations across Europe. Some countries do not have specific regulations for herbs and alternative medicine but incorporate these into existing laws. This is true of laws that concern manufacturers, importers, and wholesale dealers of herbal medicines.

The assortment of herbal medicine regulations can be shown in the different countries of Europe. Armenia, Austria, the Republic of Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia do not have laws regulating the manufacturing and sale of herbal medicines. For many of these countries, ...

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