As more and more people worldwide begin using Chinese herbs, authentication of these herbs becomes an increasingly critical, international problem. Mistakes, misidentification, or willful deception can cause illness and even death. Questionable authenticity with regard to Chinese herbs arises for a number of historical, geographical and nomenclatural reasons, which will be described in this paper. The current situation in the Hong Kong market and some suggestions for alleviating the problem are also discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2006|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Chinese medicine
- Medicinal herbs