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ABC article details many facets of black cohosh adulteration

ABC article details many facets of black cohosh adulteration

By Hank Schultz

Black cohosh is something of a poster child for the economic adulteration that plagues certain herbal ingredients in the dietary supplement industry.  A new article published by the American Botanical Council lays out the history of the situation, and...

DNA analysis offers authentication for true black cohosh

DNA analysis offers authentication for true black cohosh

By Stephen DANIELLS

A new method based on specific markers in DNA can ‘consistently’ distinguish black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) from closely related species that may be accidental or deliberate adulterants in herbal dietary supplements.

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