The Macquarie Dictionary defines adulterate as: ‘to debase by adding inferior materials or elements; make impure by admixture; use cheaper, inferior, or less desirable goods in the production or marketing of (any professedly genuine article).’

The following listed medicine ingredients, are or will be the initial focus of the TGA laboratory testing programs for listed medicines, due to the risk these ingredients have for adulteration or contamination issues:

– Turmeric (Curcuma longa),

– Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa),

– and Green lipped mussel (Perna canaliculusa).

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Turmeric has come under review due to it being a frequently adulterated herbal medicine globally. The American Botanical Council