By Tyler Smith
Nonprofit and industry organizations question the relevance of a recent National Toxicity Program report that found cancer in animals that were force-fed high doses of an atypical Ginkgo biloba extract for two years. Read more>>
By Tyler Smith
Experts discuss the available scientific evidence behind the herbal ingredient ban lan gen, which often consists of the roots of woad (Isatis tinctoria) and has been selling rapidly during China's avian influenza outbreak. Read more>>
By Patricia De Angelis, Pat Ford, Lindsay Mader, and Anne St. John
New medicinal plants were added to this international conservation convention's list of species in need of protection, and the annotations of several other herbs, such as American ginseng, were revised. Read more>>
By Lindsay Stafford Mader
A recent collaboration between Bastyr and Choice Organic Teas marks the first time the university has allowed its name to appear on a consumer product. Read more>>
Healthy Herbs: Fact Versus Fiction by Myrna Chandler Goldstein and Mark A. Goldstein was published in 2012 by ABC-CLIO, LLC. The featured excerpt includes the book’s introduction and entries on açaí and aloe vera.
Healthy Herbs provides a primer on the science behind 50 commonly used herbs. Each section provides information on the herb’s historical use, main therapeutic benefits, as well as detailed notes, references, and resources.
Available for purchase at the publisher’s website.
Why Is WHO Opposed to an Anti-Malarial Tea? Slate. Hoping to prevent malaria, many Africans drink a tea made from sweet wormwood, despite the World Health Organization’s opposition to the herbal remedy.
Warning over Potentially Toxic Chinese Herbal Medicine. Press release from UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
Boxer, DeFazio Introduce Bill to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods. Press release from US Senator Barbara Boxer.
June 17-19: International Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.