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USP standardizes Indian botanicals

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The U.S. and Indian pharmacopeias jointly propose standards for the identity, strength, quality and purity of four botanical articles in multiple forms used in U.S. dietary supplements and Indian traditional medicines. Monographs for the botanicals bacopa monnieri, garcinia gummi-gutta, garcinia indica and plectranthus barbatus are in the May-June issue of Pharmacopeial Forum, USP said May 5. The Rockville, Md.-based organization seeks comments on the standards before they are finalized. USP will publish official monograph standards for the botanicals ashwagandha root, andrograpahis aerial parts and boswellia serrata in February 2011, USP said

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