A new test method may enhance the identification of adulterants in black cohosh products, and allay concerns over potential liver toxicity from the presence of other related herbal species in black cohosh formulations.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has written to the
U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP) asking to stop the requirement cautionary
statements for quality black cohosh and powdered decaffeinated
green tea extract.
Scientists from the University of Illinois in Chicago have reported
for the first time just how black cohosh may alleviate hot flushes
in menopausal women - information previously lacking about the
A new study reports that one-third of black cohosh products tested
were not genuine but contained substituted products, results that
should drive manufacturers to comply with American Herbal Products
Association's (AHPA) recommendations.
Australia's Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) has taken a
tough stance over the safety record of black cohosh, requiring that
OTC and alternative medicines containing the herbal must carry a
warning for the potential harm...
The American Herbal Products Association's trade recommendations on
black cohosh adulteration and labeling of caffeine content are due
to come into effect next month, aimed at advancing quality and
safety in the herbals industry.