This document specifies the minimum requirements and test methods for Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense fruit, which is derived from the plant of Lycium barbarum L. or Lycium chinense Mill. It is applicable to Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense fruit that is sold and used as herbal raw materials in the international trade, including unprocessed and traditionally processed materials.

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This document specifies the methods for microscopic examination of medicinal herbs. It covers the equipment, sampling, preparation and observation methods. This document is applicable to medicinal herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, including Chinese materia medica (whole medicinal materials) and decoction pieces derived from plants. It is not applicable to medicinal materials derived from animals or minerals.

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This document specifies the quality and safety requirements of Astragalus mongholicus root [root of Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge. var. mongholicus (Bge.) Hsiao]. This document applies to Astragalus mongholicus root that is sold and used as natural medicine in international trade, including Chinese materia medica (whole medicinal materials) and decoction pieces derived from this plant.

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This document specifies minimum requirements and test methods for Angelica sinensis root that is derived from Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels. It is applicable to Angelica sinensis root that is sold and used as a natural medicine in international trade, including Chinese materia medica (whole medicinal materials) and decoction pieces derived from this plant.

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This document provides a reference of single herbal medicines in order of their priority in the development of international standards.

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This document specifies minimum requirements and test methods for Gastrodia elata tuber that is derived from cultivated and artificially propagated Gastrodia elata Bl. It is applicable to Gastrodia elata tuber that is sold and used as Chinese materia medica, specifically excluding the wild forms of the species.

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This document specifies the general requirements for Chinese materia medica specification. This specification is relevant for dividing Chinese materia medica into categories. It provides guidelines for writing the specifications of individual Chinese materia medica.

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This document specifies minimum requirements and test methods for Lonicera japonica flower, which is derived from the plant Lonicera japonica Thunb. It is applicable to Lonicera japonica flower that is sold and used as traditional Chinese medicine.

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This document specifies the minimum requirements and test methods for Salvia miltiorrhiza root and rhizome, which is derived from the Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge. plant. It is applicable to Salvia miltiorrhiza root and rhizome that is sold and used as a natural medicine in international trade, including unprocessed and traditionally processed materials.

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This document specifies the minimum requirements and test methods for Isatis indigotica root derived from the plant Isatis indigotica Fort. It is applicable to Isatis indigotica roots that are sold as Chinese material medica (whole medicinal materials) and decoction pieces derived from this plant.

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This document specifies minimum requirements and test methods for Dendrobium officinale stem that is derived from cultivated Dendrobium officinale Kimura et Migo. It is applicable to Dendrobium officinale stem that is sold and used as Chinese materia medica (whole medicinal materials) and decoction pieces derived from this plant.

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This document specifies minimum requirements and test methods for Ganoderma lucidum fruiting body that is derived from Ganoderma lucidum (Leyss. ex Fr.) Karst. It is applicable to Ganoderma lucidum fruiting body that is sold and used as Chinese materia medica (whole medicinal materials) and decoction pieces derived from this fungus.

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ISO 18664:2015 specifies determination methods of lead (Pb), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg) in herbal medicines used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is applicable to natural materials of TCM that are sold and used as food supplements, functional foods or natural medicines in international trade, including Chinese materia medica (whole medicinal materials) and decoction pieces derived from plants or animals. It is not applicable to mineral drugs used in TCM. ISO 18664:2015 is not intended to set maximum limits (ML) for individual nations; rather, it is intended to give a reference for standardized testing method and risk assessment.

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