The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday released guidelines
for good agricultural and collection practices for medicinal
plants, aimed at making governments aware of the increasing risk to
plant species and the need for good...
The real amount of active ingredient in over-the-counter St John's
wort 'varies greatly' and can be up to 114 per cent of the amount
on the label, according to a new study in the Journal of the
Science of Food and Agriculture.
A proprietary form of the weight loss ingredient hydroxycitric acid
(HCA) has been shown to increase fat burning, improve cholesterol
levels and reduce body mass index, reports its manufacturer
Eating grapefruit, long recommended by diet programmes for weight
loss, may indeed impact the body's insulin levels, speeding up
metabolism and leading to weight loss, say researchers from the
US-based Scripps Clinic.