Question by Vi: Importing Chinese herbal medicine into the US?
I’m looking to import Chinese Herbal Remedies into the US. These are in the form of pills and creams. Can anyone give me more information about how does the FDA and USDA feel about non-endangered animal parts added into these medicines?
These animal parts may include snake infused wines, bugs, such as powdered scorpion or caterpillar.
Also does anyone know any good sources of information (other than the FDA website) were I could get a walkthrough on the process required for importing these pills. As in what restrictions and regulations I face.
Thank you so much in advance.
Answer by Gary Y
I don’t know why you want to import such useless and potentially dangerous garbage, but this site may help answer your question: https://www.herbera.com/herb/maga/03_02e.htm
Sorry but I have issues with Chinese medicine and the use of animals – endangered or not. Asiatic Black Bears are not endangered, but many are kept in horrendous conditions and milked for their bile which is used in TCM and is mostly useless in terms of human health and totally unnecessary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bile_bear
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