The Guidelines for safe Chinese herbal medicine practice explain the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia's (the Board) expectations of Chinese medicine practitioners to provide safe Chinese herbal medicine services. They address a policy gap by providing clear guidance for practitioners to make sure there is clarity and transparency about the expectations of practitioners providing Chinese herbal medicine services.
The guidelines help Chinese medicine practitioners to practise Chinese herbal medicine safely and support the Board’s effort to facilitate public access to safe health services.
Revised Guidelines for safe Chinese herbal medicine practice were published by the Board on 1 September 2023 and will take effect on 1 December 2023. Read about the consultation process for the revised guidelines on our Past consultations page or in the consultation report below.
Nomenclature compendium of commonly used Chinese herbal medicines
This compendium outlines the authorised naming, and labelling, of commonly used Chinese herbal medicines.
This compendium is updated annually. Accordingly, caution needs to be exercised in relying upon the information contained in this compendium on the status of medicines under the Poisons Standard (SUSMP) or the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as it may be outdated. The information in the compendium is true and complete to the best of our knowledge, but neither the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia nor Ahpra warrant this, and the Board and Ahpra disclaim all liability in connection with the use of the compendium.
For confirmation of the status of medicines, please visit the following: