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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:
Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve skin conditions such as dry skin and eczema
, Bradley 1992
, Williamson et al. 1988
, Grieve 1971
Dry, Powder, Decoction & Infusion + All Non-Standardised Extracts
Directions For Use:
Apply to affected area as needed or as directed by a health care practitioner
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.
Known Adverse Reaction(s)
Do not use if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae/Daisy family
Do not use if you are pregnant
Hypersensitivity/allergy is known to occur, in which case, discontinue use
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
30 g dried root (Grieve 1971 )
Directions for use:
Place dried root in 710 ml (1.5 pint) of water, boil down to 475 ml (1 pint) (Grieve 1971 ), let cool and apply as a poultice (Williamson et al. 1988) as needed.