Manufacturers took a closer look at the rules governing botanical
extracts in the US, Europe and Canada at the industry's first
integrative medicine and natural healthcare exhibition this month.
Calls heard for a common set of...
Coffee contains similar levels of antioxidants to black tea and can
be just as beneficial to health, according to Scottish scientists
that have found coffee's antioxidants are highly absorbable by the
The active component in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate
(EGCG), already shown to fight several types of cancer, also
appears to kill cells of the most common form of leukemia, reports
a US team this week.
The standards of quality control on herbal supplements will need to
be tightened if the US public are to have any confidence in their
health claims. That was the main talking point of a symposium as
experts gathered for three days...
Boosting 'added-value' opportunities for companies working with
corn, new research from government scientists on a fungus could
hold the key to using corn fibre as a factory for the production of
the potent antioxidant lycopene,...
Type 2 diabetes patients had lower blood sugar and healthier blood
vessels after supplementing with French maritime pine tree bark
extract Pycnogenol, report scientists in the latest study to
investigate a natural product for diabetes...
Echinacea supplements, one of the most popular herbal remedies in
the US, which is taken to treat the common cold, do not meet
quality standards according to researchers whose findings prove how
dietary supplements differ in their...
Targeting the $900 billion functional foods market in the US,
recently floated company American Consolidated Management Group
(ACMI), will take on board a preliminary technology
transfer/license agreement for a natural plant product...
Oil from the seeds of an Asian plant, already shown to fight
leukemia, also appears to kill prostate cancer cells and shrink
tumors, signs of strong potential in the fight against the second
cause of cancer death among European men.