EC Directive 2004/24/EC - Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive - THMPD!
Original goal of THMPD: safe and ready access to traditional herbal medicinal products (THMPs) in the EU. To date only around 200 THMPs in 27 MSs registered since 2004.!
The THMPD has failed to provide for THMPs from systems of traditional medicine, such as Ayurveda (from the Indian subcontinent) or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).!
THMPD does not clearly define the borderline between traditional herbal medicines and botanicals in food supplements!