A Guide to the European Market for Medicinal Plants and Extracts

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978-0-85092-661-3

A Guide to the European Market for Medicinal Plants and Extracts
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Series Title: Guidelines for Exporters of Selected Horticultural Products
Publication date: 1 December 2000
Size: 210mm x 148mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-661-3
Pages: 140

This guide describes the growth and development of the European herbal industry and includes a wealth of practical information for producers and exporters of medicinal plants and extracts. It is an indispensable tool for anyone wishing to do business with the European Union – the world's largest market for herbal medicine.

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction and Definitions
Introduction
Key Commercial Issues
Definitions
Inter-relationships between Industry and Sub-sectors

CHAPTER 2 The Structure of the European Market
Overall Market Size
Imports
Production
Product Range
Prices
Consumption
Per Capita Consumption

CHAPTER 3 Country Profiles
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
Switzerland
Netherlands

CHAPTER 4 Regulatory Issues
Legislation
Food Laws
Market Authorization Procedures
Reimbursement for Herbal Medicines

CHAPTER 5 Protected Plants
CITES
European Specific Legislation
National Directives
Convention on Biodiversity (CBD)
Bio-prospecting: Guidelines
Chang Mai Declaration

CHAPTER 6 Good Agricultural Practices
EUROPAM – Production Issues
EUROPAM – Post Harvest
EUROPAM – Administration
Non EUROPAM Quality Control Considerations
Contaminants

CHAPTER 7 Organic and Non-organic Medicinal Plants
Definition
EU Certification
Barriers to Entry
Prices and Marketing

CHAPTER 8 Good Manufacturing Practices
Introduction
Extract from EC Directive 75/356
Premises
Documentation
Processing Instructions
GMPs for Starting Materials

CHAPTER 9 Processing of Medicinal Plants
Reconditioning of Medicinal Herbs
Drying of Herbs
Grinding, Sieving and Comminution
Liquid Extracts
Aqueous Extracts
Dry Extracts
Investment Costs

CHAPTER 10 Product Profiles
Aloe
Senna
Chamomile
Echinacea
Ginger
Ginseng
Hypericum
Milk Thistle
Pygeum
Rauwolfia
Valerian

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