Herbal Authentication

Herb authentication is a quality assurance process that ensures the correct plant species and plant parts are used as raw materials for herbal medicines. The proper authentication of herbal raw materials is critically important to the safety and efficacy of herbal medicines.

A Herbal Authentication and Identification Service is provided to industry and growers on a fee-for-service basis. We can authenticate hundreds of plant species and essential oils.

To inquire about the Herbal Authentication and Identification Service, contact Southern Cross Plant Science on +61-2-6622-3211.

The Australian Government's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has released a document outlining the identification tests manufacturers are required to apply to herbal materials and extracts.

Access Australian Government's Therapeutic Goods Administration on the TGA's website.