How can an herbal article be considered in conformance with an Herbal Medicines Compendium monograph?

An herbal article is considered to be in conformance with an HMC monograph when (1) the identity conforms to that provided in the HMC monograph; (2) the herbal article complies with the specifications in HMC; and (3) the herbal article is analyzed using USP Reference Standards specified in the HMC monograph. These Reference Standards may be considered authorized global primary standards. USP does not endorse and does not review data to ensure the suitability of secondary standards.