Submissions (December 2017).

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02/12/2017 Access to Restricted Chinese Herbs: a proposal from the Chinese medicine profession
The Chinese medicine profession seeks the re-scheduling of Ma Huang (Ephedrae Herba) and Zhi Fu Zi (Aconiti Radix Lateralis Preparata) which are traditional herbs currently not accessible to the profession and which have no satisfactory substitutes. This proposal demonstrates the therapeutic value and public health benefits of these two herbs, explains how the risks are managed by traditional methods relating to processing, dosage and administration protocols, and by the training required for registered practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine. Concerns as to the perceived potential for diversion have also been addressed.
Access to Restricted Chinese Herbs a proposal