Publications

The BHMA has been publishing leading reference texts for more than 40 years. Five different books are currently available,as illustrated and described below. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia 1983, a classic maintained in print for its unique guidance on therapeutics, is very different to the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia 1996, which offers quality standards for 169 herbal raw materials. Taken together, Volume 1 (1992) and Volume 2 (2006) of the British Herbal Compendium cover almost all of the plant drugs for which specifications appear in the BHP 1996. Lists of the monographs in each volume can be found through the “Read more” links below.

BRITISH HERBAL PHARMACOPOEIA 1983

An ever popular classic combining basic quality standards with concise therapeutics for 232 herbal drugs. The quality standards have been largely superseded, but this pioneering work remains invaluable for its unique summaries of therapeutics in the view of UK herbal practitioners of the time. Read more >>

 

 

 

 

BRITISH HERBAL PHARMACOPOEIA 1996

Monographs of the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia 1996 (BHP) provide quality standards for 169 herbal raw materials. Those herbs official in the European Pharmacopoeia or British Pharmacopoeia at the time of publication are covered by abbreviated monographs in this volume. Subsequent work by the European Pharmacopoeia Commission (Council of Europe) has led to the introduction of many more herbal monographs in the European Pharmacopoeia. Nevertheless, the BHP remains a very useful aid to quality assurance, particularly for herbs not featured in official pharmacopoeias. Read more >>

 

 

BRITISH HERBAL COMPENDIUM Volume 1

A handbook of scientific information on widely used plant drugs

 

The British Herbal Compendium offers a wealth of scientific information on plant drugs for which quality standards are defined in the revised British Herbal Pharmacopoeia (BHP). This first volume covers about half of the plant drugs in the BHP 1996 and the others are covered in Volume 2. Plant drugs official in the European Pharmacopoeia and/or British Pharmacopoeia, and consequently requiring only abbreviated monographs in the BHP, are given full treatment in the Compendium. Read more >>

 

 

BRITISH HERBAL COMPENDIUM Volume 2

A handbook of scientific information on widely used plant drugs

This new volume of the Compendium, written by Peter Bradley, is the most ambitious work ever published by the BHMA. In a concise and readable style the monographs summarize and review the evidence base for many important phytomedicines, providing up-to-date information of interest to everyone in the field. Read more >>

 

 

A GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL HERBAL MEDICINES

A sourcebook of accepted traditional uses of medicinal plants within Europe – 2003 Edition

The European Directive on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products provides new opportunities for herbs to be restored to their former role as popular medicines. “Traditional use” is defined under the terms of the new Directive. It is taken to mean at least 30 years of use anywhere in Europe, or 15 years in Europe if used for at least 30 years elsewhere. It is assumed that the new Directive will be formally enacted around 2009. The 30-year and 15-year periods therefore will start at 1979 and 1994 respectively. Read more >>

 

 

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