What are traditional medicinal materials
Traditional medicinal materials (TMM) refer to medicinal materials from plants, animals or minerals in their natural states, or in processed forms that have undergone simple processing, such as cutting or drying (see examples).
TMM are intended for medicinal purposes only. Herbal materials used for food purposes, or presented as a food product, such as pre-packed raw herbs and flavoured Asian drinks with herbs, do not come under our purview.
Regulatory requirements of TMM
TMM are not finished dosage forms, such as capsules and tablets, and are not subject to pre-market approval and licensing for their import and sale in Singapore.
Dealers are responsible for the safety and quality of the traditional medicinal materials that they are dealing in, and must comply with the following guidelines before supplying TMM into Singapore.