Neem on ASEAN’s negative list

The traditional Indian drug makers are now a worried lot. An innocuous document revealed at a conference held in Singapore on June 29-30, 2012, threatens to jeopardise the export prospects of the whole Ayurveda industry.The inclusion of neem in the 'ASEAN's list of negative ingredients for traditional medicine and health supplement (TMHS)' by the product working group (PWG), an expert committee of TMHS has the industry worried. The move is being spearheaded by Indonesia.The PWG discussed and is said to be finalising the inclusion of Azadirachta indica or neem in the negative list. Neem is … [Read more...]