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Current Issue: Issue 23, 2016
Chinese Traditional and Herbal Drugs is supervised by Chinese Pharmaceutical Association and sponsored by Tianjin Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Chinese Pharmaceutical Association. Launched in 1970, the journal is an academic journal with a broad scope in publishing research papers, brief reports, reviews, dissertations, and special treatises on the recent achievements of basic study, production, quality control, and clinic application on traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese materia medica. The journal is included in CA, JST and CSCD.
A pattern of hierarchical progression for quality standard of Chinese materia medica based on “herbal origin-material basis-quality markers-quality control method”
Chinese Traditional and Herbal Drugs,2016,Vol 47,No. 23
Quality control of Chinese materia medica (CMM) is an effective measure to ensure the safety and effectiveness of CMM in clinical practice, which is also a bottleneck to restrict the modernization process of CMM. Regarding the current quality evaluation model of CMM, we reviewed the research strategies of quality control for CMM at the present stage from the perspectives of “discrimination of authenticity” and “assessment of superiority” to state the research status and development tendency of quality standard of CMM. What’s more, we put forward a new quality control pattern of CMM based on “identification of herbal origin, study on material basis, discrimination of quality markers (Q-markers), and development of quality control method”. An in-depth study of material basis based on authentic CMM was implemented to discriminate “Q-markers”, and further developed a quality control method to control the quality of CMM. Finally, a quality control standard was established to meet the characteristic of CMM.