In this YouTube video, Ana Cecília Bezerra, the coordinator of herbal medicines at Anvisa, explains the importance of registered and regulated herbal medicines, known as phytotherapics. She highlights that phytotherapics undergo the same quality and safety controls as other medicines, and there are two classes: phytotherapic medicines and traditional phytotherapic products. Ana Cecília emphasizes the need for caution when purchasing unregulated products, as they may not be the desired plant or may be contaminated. Anvisa is responsible for authorizing and monitoring establishments that produce and sell phytotherapic products. Consumers should ensure they have adequate knowledge of the plant and check the hygiene conditions of the place where the plant is purchased. Any plant can be used to make a phytotherapic medicine or product as long as it meets the safety, efficacy, and quality requirements. However, there is a list of prohibited plants, and companies must comply with Brazilian regulations to obtain registration. The registration process takes approximately one year.