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VEIGA JUNIOR, Valdir F.  and  MELLO, João Carlos P.. The medicinal plants monographs. Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 2008, vol.18, n.3, pp.464-471. ISSN 1981-528X.

The medicinal plants monographs are very important information collections about some of the most consumed plants all over the world that attend not only the regulatory agencies but also pharmaceutical industries and the general consumer. This manuscript reviews the origins, objectives and formats of the most important monographs, like Commission E, American Botanical Council, ESCOP, PDR and WHO. Two recently published Brazilian experiences organized by FIOCRUZ and the contributions from Brazilian Pharmacopoeia are also evaluated.

Keywords : Medicinal plants; monographs.

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