Who are the intended users of the Herbal Medicines Compendium?
HMC monographs are freely available to any interested party including ingredient manufacturers, herbal product manufacturers, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders. When coupled with sound registration processes and manufactured according to suitable Good Manufacturing Practices, standards in HMC can become an important part of the safety net that helps ensure access to good quality herbal medicines. HMC standards may be adopted or adapted into a national pharmacopoeia or other related compendium. HMC standards may be used without charge or prior permission from USP. Herbal ingredients eligible for HMC standards include those that have been approved by a national authority for use in herbal medicines or are included in a national pharmacopoeia.