BBC’s ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’ Demonstrates the Importance of Choosing Herbal Hedicines with a THR

In July 2015, the BBC’s Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, a consumer health programme, compared the quality of herbal supplements currently available in the UK. The study, conducted in partnership with UCL, revealed worrying results from a consumer perspective with many unlicensed products failing to show any trace of the herb which they claimed to contain. However, products which carried a THR – Traditional Herbal Registration – were all shown to contain the herbs they claimed and at levels which would have an effect.

All HRI Herbal Medicines have a THR and you can find the logo on the packaging. We consistently strive to produce quality products which meet all the standards set by the MHRA (the UK’s governing body for medicines and healthcare products), including adhering to the THR scheme.

To view the segment on herbal medicines from Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, click here.