Monthly Archives: July 2020

Quality Standards for Botanicals — Legacy of USP’s 200 Years of Contributions

by Josef Brinckmann How botanical quality standards have evolved over the last two centuries to maintain the safety and uniformity of botanical, chemical, and biological medicines nationwide. Click here for a pdf of the magazine layout. The Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America (USP),† first published in 1820, was intended to bring nationwide uniformity to the quality of drugs, most of which

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Adulteration of English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential Oil

Citation (JAMA style): Bejar E. Adulteration of English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil. Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin. Austin, TX: ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program; 2020. The main goal of this bulletin is to provide timely information and/or updates on issues of adulteration and mislabeling of essential oil (EO) of English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill) in particular with lavandin (Lavandula × intermedia Emeric ex Loisel, syn. Lavandula angustifolia Mill. × Lavandula latifolia Medik.),

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