Awareness of herbal product quality low, finds survey
Most people are unaware of the difference in ginseng products
available on the market, according to a recent consumer survey.
Herbal products clampdown
Japanese authorities visit retailers and health centres looking for
illegal Chinese remedies after four deaths and 400 illnesses linked
to the products.
Herbal sweets to boost energy
Four new herbal confectionery products have been launched by
Canadian company Kitsune Foods which are designed to help give
athletes an extra energy boost.
New labelling rules for caffeine, quinine
The European Commission has established new rules governing the
labelling of caffeine and quinine in drinks and food in a bid to
protect consumers who might be prone to adverse reactions.
Regular coffee drinkers get weaker caffeine boost
People who drink coffee on a regular basis may benefit from the
caffeine kick in the first cup of the day but do not experience the
extended stimulation of occasional drinkers, according to new
research from Canada.
Canadians warned about BotanicLab herbal products
BotanicLab, already facing censure over its PC-SPES supplements,
sees seven more herbal products withdrawn from sale in Canada for
containing undeclared drugs.
Herbal drug to fight HIV
Indian company Bal Pharma has begun a clinical study of an anti-HIV
herbal drug developed by an ayurvedic company in the country.
Herbal newswire launched
UK website offers advice on herbal remedies.
Herbalife planning euro bond issue
Herbalife International is planning to launch a high-yield bond
with a euro denominated tranche in June, sources close to the deal
said on Wednesday.
Ephedra/caffeine combination is 'safe' - study
A study of the safety and efficacy of the herb ephedra and caffeine
as weight loss promoters has found the combination to be both safe
Indian army turns to herbal remedies
The Indian army has turned to traditional herbal remedies to help
combat the harsh conditions on the Siachen glacier, the world's
highest and coldest battlefield.
Asian herbal remedies; brilliant or bunk?
From bottled herb drinks to brews to spice up your sex life, Asian
traditional medicine companies are telling visitors to a Singapore
food expo they have just the tonic.
Herbal supplement effective at treating menopause, study finds
A supplement made from the herb black cohosh has been found to be
an effective alternative treatment to oestrogen for women suffering
from the menopause.
Study finds caffeine intake destroys potential benefits of creatine supplement
Caffeine negates the effects of the controversial sports
supplement, creatine, according to research carried out by
scientists from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in Belgium.
Herbal supplement use can lead to drug addiction
Teenagers who use herbal products are more likely to move on to
more harmful drugs such as cigarettes, alcohol and narcotics,
according to a paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society
for Adolescent Medicine in the US.