The Quality Improvement Program of Herbal Cosmetics in the Ninth Health Zone

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Kulthida Aumpantong
Thanchanok Kawnpak


         At present, the awareness health and popularity on consuming the natural substances help in the popularity of herbs as the increasing of herbal cosmetics used locally and exported every year. There is also evolution to produce herbal cosmetics to facilitate the consumers in several form such as lotion, cream, gel etc. Manufacturers without morality usually produce herbal cosmetics without quality according to the related standards. The quality of herbal cosmetics depends on the stability of herbal extraction in cosmetics. Consequently, the herbs is considered as the important raw materials need the quality control to reduce undesirable affect by foreign matter or any contamination of cosmetics.       The Ninth Regional Medical Science sited in Nakhon Ratchasima has developed the Quality Improvement Program of herbal cosmetics in the ninth Health zone to explore the quality of herbal cosmetics by reference to the quality standards as announced by Ministry of Health (29 February 2016) The specification of cosmetics that be prohibited. Establishing and developing network among the responsible provinces including Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Buriram and Surin. The information collection, summarization and the improvement of the quality of the herbal cosmetics was operated in fiscal year 2016 – 2017. Among 42 samples, There were 36 samples passed the quality standards whereas 6 samples (6/6) were found to be contaminated with microorganisms (total aerobic plate count: bacteria, yeasts and moulds). The visiting of the production site, the raw material processing area, and transferring of the knowledge about GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) of were taken place at The Community production (CP) and The Private production (PP) in Chaiyaphum Province since the both sites have potential to improve production for standard quality

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Aumpantong K, Kawnpak T. The Quality Improvement Program of Herbal Cosmetics in the Ninth Health Zone. Thai Food and Drug J [Internet]. 2018 Aug. 15 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];24(3):59-70. Available from: