The herb kava kava is to remain banned in both medicinal and food
products in the UK, following a review of the latest scientific
evidence weighing its reputed benefits for alleviating anxiety and
inducing sleep against the risk of...
The American Herbal Products Association has filed new comments
with the FDA over its new dietary ingredients (NDI) program,
drawing attention to possible differences in composition between
unprocessed herbs and those that have been...
If mothers, lovers and the president have their own special days,
why shouldn't herbs? That is the thinking of several organizations
dedicated to promoting the use of herbs, who are hoping to hold the
first ever Herb Day USA...
NSF International and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) have
formed a strategic partnership to boost public confidence in
botanicals and encourage more companies to use them in their
products, reports Jess Halliday.
Ayurceutics has responded to yesterday's article in JAMA claiming
there was a high risk of finding heavy metals in Ayurvedic herbals,
by highlighting its manufacturing process that it believes removes
any danger of contamination.
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...
Canada's medicines body has released information on the adverse
reactions caused by herbal medicines, in a reminder to health
professionals and consumers of the procedure for reporting adverse
events under the new Natural Health...
Marketing firm SourceOne Global Partners is to distribute the HP
Ingredients line of raw materials in North America, including its
flagship product the herb LJ100 Tongkat Ali, said to enhance sexual
Trade associations, health food retailers and suppliers are staging
a rally to educate Members of Congress about current dietary
supplement legislation. They are calling industry members to show
support by attending the rally.
Taking ephedra is 200 times more risky than taking many other
commonly used herbs combined, report US researchers who pitted the
reported side effects of the controversial weight-loss supplement
against those of herbs such as gingko...