Supply and cultivation of medicinal plants in Japan

Zhongzhen Zhao, Zhijun Yang, Osamu Iida

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The supply of Chinese herbal medicine has evolved from wild to mainly cultivation-oriented. In order to ensure sufficient supply and reliable quality, it is very important to carry out Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) of medicinal plants. This article summarises the market status of Kampo medicines in Japan, the general status of cultivation of medicinal plants in Japan, the main content of technical guidelines on cultivation of medicinal plants in Japan, and Japan Good Agricultural Practices (J-GAP). The content offers some references for other countries to bring GAP into practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Review Of Chinese Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationQuality Control Of Herbs And Herbal Material
EditorsPing-Chung Leung, Harry Fong, Charlie Changli Xue
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789814478373
ISBN (Print)9789812774019
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Medicine(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Cultivation of Medicinal Plants
  • GAP
  • J-GAP
  • Japan
  • Quality Control


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