Frequently Asked Questions
In the Mother Tincture, according to the French Pharmacopoeia, there is a relationship between the plant extraction and hydro alcoholic solution of 1 to 10 (RE 1:10), it means that each kilogram of dry drug is macerated in 9 liters of hydro alcoholic solution. In our FitoMater of Erbenobili instead, the extraction ratio is 1: 5 in other words you put in the container the fresh plant and then you pour the hydro alcoholic solution consisting of red wine and ethyl spagyric wine alcohol, until the plant is almost completely submerged (this usually leads to a ratio of extraction ranging from 1:4 to 1:5 maximum, depending on the plant).
The authorization for the production and/or packaging is issued “after verification that the sanitary conditions and technical requirements, prescribed by the D.P.R. March 26, 1980, No. 327, as amended, and the availability of a suitable laboratory for product testing” (Article. 10 of Legislative Decree111/92). The verification is carried out by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the National Institute of Health, through a site inspection team which also involves representatives of the local health authorities that is responsible for that area.
1. foodstuffs for particular nutritional uses, referred to the Legislative Decree from January 27th 1992 n. 111;
2. foodstuffs with added vitamins and minerals, under Regulation (CE) 1925/2006;
3. nutritional supplements, as referred to the legislative decree from May 21st 2004 n. 169.
Laboratories authorized instead to the production of food supplements of just herbal ingredients can only use plants and plant active ingredients extracts from these.
So ultimately, besides being able to make food supplements made from only herbal ingredients, laboratories such as Erbenobili can use vitamins and minerals in their products to create the surplus of active ingredients in order to assist the energy of plants and plant compounds.