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Route Of Administration
Those suited to the allowable route(s) of administration. This monograph is not intended to include food-like dosage forms such as bars, chewing gums or beverages.
Use(s) or Purpose(s)
Statement(s) to the effect of:
Dry, Powder, Decoction & Infusion + All Non-Standardised Extracts
0.6 - 6 Grams
dried herb tops
See Appendix 1 for examples of appropriate dosage preparations and frequencies of use, according to cited references. The purpose of Appendix 1 is to provide guidance to industry.
Duration of use
No statement is required
Statement(s) to the effect of:
Caution(s) and Warning(s)
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are breastfeeding
Known Adverse Reaction(s)
Hypersensitivity/allergy is known to occur, in which case, discontinue use
, Blumenthal et al. 2000
Must be chosen from the current Natural Health Products Ingredients Database and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.
- The finished product specifications must be established in accordance with the requirements described in the NHPD Quality of Natural Health Products Guide.
- The medicinal ingredient must comply with the requirements outlined in the Natural Health Products Ingredient Database (NHPID).
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Appendix 1: Examples of appropriate dosage preparations, frequencies of use and directions for use
Dried aerial parts:
- 4 - 6 g, per day (Blumenthal et al. 2000)
- 0.6 - 4 g (10 - 60 grains), per day (Felter and Lloyd 1983 )
1.5 - 2 g dried aerial parts, 3 times per day (Blumenthal et al. 2000; Bradley 1992)
Directions for use:
Pour 150 ml of boiling water on dried aerial parts and infuse (Blumenthal et al. 2000)
1.5 - 2 g dried equivalent, 3 times per day (1:1, 25% ethanol, 1.5 - 2 ml) (Blumenthal et al. 2000; Bradley 1992)
- 1.5 - 2 g dried equivalent, 3 times per day (1:5, 7.5 - 10 ml) (Blumenthal et al. 2000)
- 0.6 - 1.2 g dried equivalent, 3 times per day (1:5, 25% ethanol, 3 - 6 ml) (Bradley 1992)