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Schisandra chinensis or five-flavor berry on a branch. The berries possess all five basic flavors in Chinese herbal medicine: salty, sweet, sour, pungent (spicy), and bitter.   Image © Geshas / Getty Images

In memory of Ben Zaricor, 1947-2022

Fmali v Heckler: The landmark herb case that changed the industry

By Stephen Daniells

It started with ten-speed bicycles and ended with an Appeals Court decision in 1983 that changed the herb industry and knocked FDA down a peg. Four decades later, it’s time to shine the spotlight on this game-changing court case.

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USP to hold forums on elderberry standards, pyrrolizidine alkaloids

By Stephen Daniells

USP will virtually host two open forums over the next eight days, one covering possible addition standards for elderberry – one of the hottest and most in-demand ingredients of 2020 – and another covering pyrrolizidine alkaloids – toxic compounds that...

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CBD, climate crisis, sustainability: ABC takes a look at 2019 and beyond

By Stefan Gafner and Mark Blumenthal, American Botanical Council

The news about CBD and hemp extracts dominated 2019, says the American Botanical Council. But issues surrounding the ongoing climate crisis, questions of sustainability, and the ongoing questions of adulteration were important topics as well.

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2018 HerbalGram Herb Market Report

CBD supplement sales rocket to take top spot in the US natural channel

By Stephen Daniells

With 332% growth year-on-year and $52 million in sales, cannabidiol (CBD) has taken the top spot as the best-selling herbal supplement in the natural channel, according to the 2018 HerbalGram Herb Market Report by the American Botanical Council.

Call for new category of herbal products likely to fall on deaf ears

Call for new category of herbal products likely to fall on deaf ears

By Hank Schultz

Suppliers of herbal ingredients that are well characterized with reams of research continue to chafe about the strictures involved in communicating the benefits of these ingredients in the US market. Word on the street is, that situation is unlikely...

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Supplement sales continue to rise: SPINS data

By Stephen Daniells

Sales of dietary supplements and herbal supplements are up about 4% and 17%, respectively, for 2015 compared to 2014, according to new data from SPINS provided to NutraIngredients-USA.

Cranberry and flax lead herbal supplement sales: Report

Cranberry and flax lead herbal supplement sales: Report

By Lorraine Heller

Data pooled from a number of market research sources indicates that sales of botanical and herbal dietary supplements have risen slowly but surely over the past year, with top selling products including cranberry and flaxeed.


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