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Proposed 'Approved Herbal Name' (AHN) or 'Approved Herbal Substance' (AHS) name application form

15 June 2021

Use this form to propose a botanical name for a herb (an 'Approved Herbal Name' (AHN)).

This application will be assessed by the TGA's Herbal Ingredient Names Committee (HINC).

Refer to the Australian Regulatory Guidelines for Listed Medicines and Registered Complementary Medicines for information on the naming of herbal substances.

Note: this form is for the purpose of naming a herbal species only, it does not imply approval for use of the substance in Listed medicines.


This form is available in PDF and Microsoft Word formats. The PDF form can be filled in and saved to your computer using Adobe Reader version 7 or later or any version of Adobe Acrobat Standard or Professional. If you have an earlier version of Adobe Reader you can fill in the form on-screen and print it out but you will not be able to save the completed form.