Pharma Crops Herbs

On April 1 2011, the transition phase of the European Union's Traditional Herbal Medcinal Products Directive (THMPD) will expire, imposing restrictions that seriously limit the fair trade and use of all medicinal herbs. These new sets of laws enforce the same kinds of regulatory requirements on herbal preparations that pharmaceuticals have to undergo in order to be made "legally" available as medicine. In other words, herbs are now going to be treated as drugs. Read more