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...
Not enough is known about complementary and alternative medicines
(CAM) given to children to help alleviate the symptoms of common
ailments, warn researchers who have reviewed clinical studies into
the effects of herbals in children...
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.
An analysis of Ayurvedic herbals found that 20 percent contained
metals at potentially toxic levels, according to a study in JAMA,
but the American Herbal Products Association believes the products
tested should not have been on the...
A range of new herbal products, based on traditional Arabic
medicine, will reach the European market at the end of the year,
aiming to bring both novelty and increased efficacy to the herbals
The herbal plant arnica, used in creams to stop bruising and
thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, could one day be
grown for commercial use in the Scottish Highlands, creating a new
supply of the plant that is declining rapidly...
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...
Different brands of the same herbal products available to US
consumers may vary substantially in recommended dose and listed
ingredients, researchers report in a new study, which appears to
suggest that doctors can do little to assess...
Consumers will increasingly look to botanicals in an attempt to
slow down the effects of aging, claims the herbal trade, which is
organising a new seminar to educate healthcare practitioners on the
role they can play.
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...
The popularity of over-the-counter herbal remedies in the UK shows
no sign of relenting, but patients may not be aware of the
potential risks involved in taking the wrong kind of cure, warns
the UK's National Institute of Medical...