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What are botanical drugs?
  • The term botanical refers to products that contain plant materials, algae, macroscopic fungi, or combinations thereofIt excludes

    • highly purified drug substances,

    • products containing animals or animal parts,

    • products containing minerals,

    • materials derived from genetically modified botanical species,

    • and fermentation products.

  • Botanical drugs may be available in various forms, including solutions, powders, tablets, capsules, topicals, or injectables.

  • Single herb, mixture of herbs, and cannabis products are good sources for botanical drug development.

 

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