11:23 24 June 2011
Since 1 May 2011, all herbal medicines sold in the UK now need to be regulated by the governments medicine watchdog.
The new regulation will mean herbal medicines can be taken seriously by consumers, doctors, nurses and pharmacists because they will contain high quality ingredients, have a good safety profile and also clear and concise information about their suitability for you to treat certain minor health conditions.
But what does this mean for us? Dr Hilary Jones, resident Doctor on ITVs Daybreak, discusses the confusion surrounding this new herbal medicine regulation and answers some of the questions surrounding this, and herbal medicines in general.
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