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Botanical Safety Consortium – Chemical Analysis

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22427/NTP-DATA-500-007-001-000-3


There is a need for safer botanical products. The Botanical Safety Consortium (BSC) was formed with experts from various fields, such as natural products chemistry, toxicology, data analysis, and pharmacognosy. This international, cross-sector group of experts is working to establish suitable levels of chemical analyses for botanicals and identify fit-for-purpose in vitro and in silico assays that can be used to evaluate botanical safety. As a part of this effort, botanicals that are data-rich with respect to toxicity or safety information were procured and analyzed. This page hosts the chemical identification, quantification, and other data to support the identity of the botanicals.

Botanical Constituents and Quantification


Aconite (Aconitum napellus)

Aristolochia (Aristolochia fangchi)

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Asian Ginseng (Panax ginseng)

Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Ephedra (Ephedra sinica)

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)

Green Tea Concentrated Extract (Camellia sinensis)

Kava (Piper methysticum)

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa)

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Thunder God Vine (Tripterygium wilfordii)

Usnea (Usnea spp.)

Yohimbe (Pausinystalia johimbe)