Black Cohosh

AHPA supports NIST in DNA testing program

AHPA supports NIST in DNA testing program

By Hank Schultz

A new government program being facilitated by the American Herbal Products Association will assess the reliability of current DNA techniques for botanical identification.

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.

Black cohosh. Up to 30% of products labelled as black cohosh may be adulterated

“Cowboy sector” blamed for black cohosh problems

By Shane STARLING

Last week’s warning from the UK medicines regulator that menopausal herb black cohosh must carry warnings about potential liver problems is not a problem of the mainstream food supplements sector, says the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH).

Choosing the alternative

Choosing the alternative

Interest in herbal alternatives to HRT is on the increase following
negative press coverage this summer but medical experts warn that
many alternatives do not always have much success. A report in this
month's Annals of Internal...

ABC promotes black cohosh

ABC promotes black cohosh

Coming after recent research highlighted the risks of HRT, the
American Botanical Council is to produce a scientific review of
black cohosh, a herb used by many women to treat menopause
symptoms.

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