Are Chinese herbs regulated?
In the UK and most of Europe, herbs are not regulated. However, unlike acupuncture, people can't just claim to be a herbalist unless they have undergone through training.
In Canada and Australia herbs are regulated and certain standards of training must be meet in order to practice herbal medicine.
Herbs can be dangerous and for that reason herbal medicine should be regulated in the UK.
A lot of people self medicate or buy herbal supplements after receiving advice from a nutritionist Herbs are more than foods and have an effect upon the body and therefore health. Always consult a well qualified herbalist before taking any herbs.