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Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology:
doi: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e318266b08f

The European Role on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products and Traditional Plant Food Supplements

Serafini, Mauro PhD*; Stanzione, Alessandra PhD*; Foddai, Sebastiano PhD*; Anton, Robert PhD; Delmulle, Luc PhD

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Herbs are used in Europe as medicinal products, food, food supplements, and related products. This paper will discuss the concepts of Traditional Herbal Medicines and Traditional Plant Food Supplements, defined in European legislation under differing legal frameworks, regarding Traditional Plant Food Supplements (including Claims Regulation) and the role of the European Food Safety Authority in health claims.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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