Herbal medicines 

Pharmacy guide

Pharmacists can use this guide to deal with requests for herbal medicines. It includes advice to give to people and when to refer.

Updated: 18 November 2022

Sections on this page

  • Key messages
  • What’s a herbal medicine?
  • Licensing
  • Benefits of the Traditional Herbal Medicines Registration Scheme (THMRS)
  • Evidence for herbal medicines 
  • How to tell if a herbal medicine is under the THMRS
  • Advice for people
  • Referral
  • Differences between herbal and homeopathic products — comparison table
  • Further information

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