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What does Traditional Herbal Remedy (THR) mean?

Many people think that 'natural' and 'herbal' ingredients are safer to take than other medicines. This is not the case and herbal based products can have a very potent effect on the body.

Certified to ensure quality

Herbal remedies have been used by people for many centuries and sold commercially as supplements for decades. In May 2011 the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) decided that herbal remedies must come under special regulations. The MHRA is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK, for consumers this is important because it means all supplements classified and labelled as a Traditional Herbal Remedy (THR) have been regulated to ensure they are of a good quality, safe to consume, and there is evidence of historical traditional use of the herb for at least 30 years.

Always ensure you look for the THR seal

From April 2014, all manufactured herbal medicines must be authorised by the MHRA in order to be sold and supplied lawfully in the UK. The THR scheme covers products bought in UK shops and through on-line retailers. You should always ensure that you purchase your herbal remedy from a trusted UK retailer and it displays the THR seal which is shown in the top right of this blog post. The MHRA warns against buying herbal remedies on-line, unless from a trusted UK retailer as they are more difficult to regulate.What does Traditional Herbal Remedy (THR) mean?

THR products can only be sold for the conditions they are registered for

Herbal products include well know favourites such as St John’s Wort, Devils Claw, Echinacea and Black Cohosh. They must now to be registered with the MHRA and importantly can only be sold for the conditions for which they are registered. The scheme is designed to prevent poor quality herbal remedies finding their way onto the market, cases to date even include supplements found to contain the wrong herb. The regulation process also ensures that products are sold with information about side effects and contra-indications with other medicines, as well as warnings for pregnant women or people with certain medical conditions.

The scheme is being tightened further from the end of April 2014. All manufactured herbal medicines will have to be authorised by the MHRA in order to be sold and supplied lawfully in the UK. This means that after this date retailers will no longer be able to sell unlicensed herbal medicines that are not registered with the MHRA under the THR scheme.

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  • A Vogel Atrogel Arnica Gel 100ml
    £9.99 A Vogel Atrogel Arnica Gel 100ml
    Atrogel® is a herbal remedy made from extracts of fresh Arnica flowers and is an easy-to-apply non-greasy gel. It is ideal if you are looking for a treatment to relieve pain in conditions such as muscle aches or...

  • A Vogel Atrogel Arnica Gel 50ml
    £6.75 A Vogel Atrogel Arnica Gel 50ml
    Atrogel® is a herbal remedy made from extracts of fresh Arnica flowers and is an easy-to-apply non-greasy gel. It is ideal if you are looking for a treatment to relieve pain in conditions such as muscle aches or...

  • A Vogel Atrosan Devil's Claw Tablets 60tabs
    £15.99 A Vogel Atrosan Devil's Claw Tablets 60tabs
    Backache, Muscular or Rheumatic Pain? Atrosan® Devil’s Claw tablets  A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of backache, rheumatic or muscular pain, and general aches and pains in the...

  • A Vogel Bronchoforce Chesty Cough Mix 50ml
    £9.15 A Vogel Bronchoforce Chesty Cough Mix 50ml
    Chesty cough remedy Bronchoforce contains Ivy, Thyme and Liquorice, herbal remedies traditionally used for chesty coughs Chesty coughs can accompany colds or flu. They may come about as soon as the infection starts and...

  • A Vogel Bronchosan Pine Cough syrup 100ml
    £7.59 A Vogel Bronchosan Pine Cough syrup 100ml
    Bronchosan Pine Cough Syrup is one of Alfred Vogel's oldest remedies.It is made from fresh Spruce shoots, harvested in spring whilst the needles and twigs are still light green and soft.  At A.Vogel, we insist that...

  • A Vogel Devil's Claw Tincture 100ml
    £16.20 A Vogel Devil's Claw Tincture 100ml
    Devil's Claw Extract of freshly harvested Devil's Claw herb Alfred Vogel devoted much of his life to the cultivation of herbs known by native people worldwide to have beneficial effects. Working with scientists and local...

  • A Vogel Devil's Claw Tincture 50ml
    £9.15 A Vogel Devil's Claw Tincture 50ml
    Devil's Claw Extract of freshly harvested Devil's Claw herb Alfred Vogel devoted much of his life to the cultivation of herbs known by native people worldwide to have beneficial effects. Working with scientists and local...

  • A Vogel Dormeasan Valerian Hops 50ml
    £9.15 A Vogel Dormeasan Valerian Hops 50ml
    Dormeasan Valerian-Hops oral drops is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances caused by the symptoms of mild anxiety exclusively based upon long-standing use as a...

  • A Vogel Echinacea Chewable Tablets 40
    £4.95 A Vogel Echinacea Chewable Tablets 40
    Easy to take Echinacea tablet Chewable, tasty Echinacea tablet for colds & flu Echinaforce® Chewable is ideal when you are looking for the benefits of Echinacea in a pleasantly orange flavoured chewable tablet...

  • A Vogel Echinacea Chewable Tablets 80
    £8.95 A Vogel Echinacea Chewable Tablets 80
    Easy to take Echinacea tablet Chewable, tasty Echinacea tablet for colds & flu Echinaforce® Chewable is ideal when you are looking for the benefits of Echinacea in a pleasantly orange flavoured chewable tablet...

  • A Vogel Echinaforce Echinacea Tablets 120
    £9.75 A Vogel Echinaforce Echinacea Tablets 120
    Echinaforce® Echinacea is a licensed medicine made from fresh extracts of Echinacea purpurea herb (95%) and root (5%). It is available as drops (tincture in 15ml, 50ml & 100ml bottles) and as tablets (42...

  • A Vogel Ginkgo biloba Tincture 100ml
    £16.20 A Vogel Ginkgo biloba Tincture 100ml
    A.Vogel Ginkgo biloba One of the oldest medicinal herbs known to Man, the fresh green leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree are gathered in spring to create this beneficial tincture.  Alfred Vogel’s own Ginkgo tree,...

  • A Vogel Menoforce Sage 30 tablets
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    Menoforce® is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of excessive sweating associated with menopausal hot flushes, including night sweats exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional...

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  • A Vogel Menosan® Menopause Support 60 Tablets
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  • A Vogel Menosan Sage tincture 50ml
    £9.75 A Vogel Menosan Sage tincture 50ml
    Sage tincture Menosan® contains extracts of fresh sage herb Sage (Salvia officinalis) is well known as a culinary herb – but sage herb also has a long history of use in natural herbal healthcare.  The...

  • A Vogel Saw palmetto Tincture 50ml
    £9.75 A Vogel Saw palmetto Tincture 50ml
    Saw palmetto Extract of Sabal serrulata berries Sabal is the name given to the group of plants known as the ‘New World Palms’ or simply as Palmetto. The Sabal group of plants can be found all over the world,...

  • A Vogel Stress Relief Daytime 50ml
    £9.15 A Vogel Stress Relief Daytime 50ml
    Natural herbal based remedy for mild anxiety and stress relief. A.Vogel's Stress Relief Daytime is a herbal remedy containing extracts of freshly harvested, organically grown Valerian and Hops. Benefits and features of...

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    £9.95 A Vogel Venaforce 30 tablets
    Horse chestnut for varicose veins Venaforce® - extract of freshly harvested horse chestnut seeds Horse chestnut is probably the most popular herb used in the treatment of varicose veins. It is the seeds of...

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    £17.35 A Vogel Venaforce 60 tablets
    Horse chestnut for varicose veins Venaforce® - extract of freshly harvested horse chestnut seeds Horse chestnut is probably the most popular herb used in the treatment of varicose veins. It is the seeds of...


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