The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission's new European monograph for Cannabis flower will enter into force in July 2024.
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Herbal & Plant-Based Medicines
FDA researchers found there was some reduction in microbial counts by heating cannabis with a commercial vaporiser to limit microbial contamination, but they were not statistically significant.
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has granted a UK manufacturing facility good manufacturing practice (GMP) registration for its cannabis API.
A monograph outlining the analytical methods and acceptance criteria for cannabis chemotypes has been released for comment by USP’s Herbal Medicines Compendium.
EPR discusses the findings of a recent study exploring whether microbicidal treatments using radiation cause the degradation of crude herbal medicinal components.
In the quest for fast and reliable ingredient analysis, Christian W Huck, Krzysztof B Bec and Justyna Grabska from the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry at the University of Innsbruck, consider the use of portable NIR spectroscopy, comparing the results from standard and miniaturised sensors.
Application note: Comprehensive fractionation of herbal medicine components by PDA-ELSD-triggered preparative LC
This article introduces a comprehensive fractionation method for both UV absorbing and non-UV absorbing compounds.
New data from the UK shows 86 percent of pain patients found medicinal cannabis more effective than any other medication, including opioids.
In this article, EPR summarises the list of 10 recommendations for the UK Government, published by experts in the medicinal cannabis industry, to ensure the UK capitalises on the opportunities afforded by the market.
In this issue Dave Elder discusses issues around the manufacture of film coatings and Adeyinka Aina and colleagues consider the potential medicinal uses and efficacy of the flavonoids epigallocatechin and epicatechin, which can be extracted from the Spondias mombin plant.
Plants that have known medicinal properties are plentiful in Africa, and primary healthcare in the developing world has, since ancient times, relied heavily on their cultivation and use. Increasingly, too, the uses and effects of medicinal plants are becoming of interest globally.
4 May 2016 | By Osuntokun Oludare Temitope and Ogunleye Adewale Joseph, Adekunle Ajasin University
The aetiology of tumours is attributed to changes in many internal (molecular) factors, most of which include mutations in several regulatory mechanisms and the loss of cell differentiation. Human isoforms of the p53 protein play a key role in maintaining genetic stability, functioning as active tumour suppressors. However, a mutation…
1 July 2015 | By Victoria White
St John’s Wort, a herbal medicine used in the treatment of depression, has been found to cause the same adverse reactions as prescription antidepressants...