What is a pharmacopoeial standard?
The highest standards available. A pharmacopoeia is a major official reference text containing a collection of standards to assure the quality of the medicines recommended by a healthcare professional.
How can herbs meet pharmacopoeial standards?
1. Verify the species identity using specialist equipment.
2. Check the quality of the species to ensure the right level of important constituents (e.g. essential oils). As well as providing benefits, these compounds also bring levels of sweetness or intensity of flavour.
In other words, good quality = great taste and optimum effect
3. Check the herb to ensure it complies with the strictest standards of purity.
Pukka’s ‘practitioner grade’
At Pukka, we apply pharmacopoeial standards to our quality control, plus all our herbs are grown organically and harvested sustainably from the plant’s favoured habitat.
Throughout all our product innovation, we always lead with what really impacts upon human health. We’re proud to have leading experts and herbal practitioners in our team to deliver and to monitor quality standards in our Pukka Herbal Laboratory. We’ve therefore come up with our own definition of quality combining these elements: ‘practitioner grade’; the grade practitioners would insist on.
Our herbs combine pharmacopoeial-level quality with certified organic and fair sourcing standards. 100% certified organic, vegetarian and free from synthetic colour, artificial flavourings and additives.
Pukka – your guarantee of the best herb quality
So, the next time you pick up a Pukka tea or supplement, you can be sure that every detail has been blended expertly with the very best quality nature offers. Nothing lost. Nothing substituted. Nothing unnatural. That’s the way it’s always been, and it’s the way it will always be. You have our Pukka word.