chapter  1
The European Legislation (Directive 2004/24/EC) Brings Clarication and Recognition to Herbal Medicinal Products
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The rst use of medicinal herbs is lost in the mist of time. Man has always aspired to maintain or achieve a state of psychosomatic wellbeing and has therefore used naturally occurring substances of vegetables, animals, or mineral origin in order to alleviate pain and suffering or to obtain therapeutic effects in the case of illness.