The good news in the botanicals sector is that increasing numbers of systematic reviews and meta-analyses show that there is strong support for the health benefits of these ingredients, said Mark Blumenthal, founder of the American Botanical Council.
Mirtoselect, a natural standardised form of bilberry extract, improves tear flow in people with dry eyes, according to a recent study published in European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences.
A database of natural products (NP) isolated from native organisms of Northern Africa is now available online as its creators look to categorise the region’s untapped repository of bioactive compounds.
A botanical plant extract offers possibilities in preserving memory and learning abilities lost to Alzheimer’s disease as a study highlights the plant’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
The European Food Safety Authority has opened applications for its next Scientific Panel on Nutrition, Novel Food and Food Allergens (NDA) – which is tasked with setting dietary reference values and authorising and rejecting health claims dossiers.