Draft reflection paper on quality of essential oils as active substances in herbal medicinal products / traditional herbal medicinal products

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Download document Draft reflection paper on quality of essential oils as active substances in herbal medicinal products / traditional herbal medicinal products
Reference number EMA/HMPC/84789/2013
Status draft: consultation closed
First published 01/03/2013
Last updated 01/03/2013

Summary

This reflection paper applies to essential oils used as active substances in herbal medicinal products both for human and veterinary use and in traditional herbal medicinal products for human use. The purpose of this reflection paper is to consider aspects related to the nature and the specific production processes of essential oils. The aim is to provide further guidance for manufacturers of essential oils and applicants on the documentation to be presented to the competent authorities.