Botanicals

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Low dose Holy Basil may reduce stress, improve sleep: Study

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Administration of Ocimum tenuiflorum extract (Holixer), or Holy basil, in low doses can reduce stress and insomnia and increase sleep efficiency, according to the results of a recent trial, published in Nutrition.

NutriLeads key ingredient BeniCaros is upcycled from carrot pomace, a waste product from the manufacture of carrot juice.   Image © Martina Rigoli / Getty Images

NutriLeads appoints new CEO for new growth phase

By Stephen Daniells

Netherlands-based NutriLeads BV has announced the appointment of Joana Carneiro as its new Chief Executive Officer to lead the next stage in the company’s growth.

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Horphag confirms inventory availability despite French forest fires

By Stephen Daniells

Forest fires sweeping the southwest of France are destroying vast acreage of Maritime Pine, the source of Horphag’s famous Pycnogenol pine bark extract. The company’s CEO tells us that raw material supply or production quality will not be impacted.

Chamomile harvests - yields and quality - are being challenged by climate change.   Image © jessicahyde / Getty Images

Botanical yields fall as climate change affects harvests

By Stephen Daniells

Extreme weather events from heat waves and droughts to ‘hundred-year storms’ happening every two years, the impact of climate change is obvious. And few industries are witnessing the impact as much as botanical supply chain.

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Study: Prunes preserve hip BMD in postmenopausal women

By Danielle Masterson

Prunes contain vitamins and minerals like fiber, vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, boron, copper and polyphenols that protect the bones. Regular consumption of prunes can reduce proinflammatory cytokines, markers of inflammation that can contribute to...

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