ABC's Blumenthal wins ethnopharmacology award

ABC's Blumenthal wins ethnopharmacology award

By Hank Schultz

Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council has added to his list of awards and accolades with a recognition from an Indian group.

BMG's Birmingham operation is believed to be closed but its website (pictured) remains active as of today

Firm goes to ground; nature of poisoning unknown

Police investigating arsenic poisoning in UK herbal supplement case


The UK medicines agency has joined West Yorkshire police in investigating an arsenic poisoning case that has been linked to an impotence herbal supplement sold via the UK arm of an Indian firm.

Balancing functionality of botanical ingredients against cost and availability concerns isn't easy, experts say.

Knowledge base of herbal products sector is waning, pioneer fears

By Hank Schultz

As the herbal products industry develops the question arises of whether some of the knowledge that drove the initial spate of creativity in the pre- and post-DSHEA period is being lost as founders retire. At least one industry pioneer fears that is the...

Ginkgo: One of five herbs that needs to improve safety messaging, according to researchers

Study questions herbal safety messaging for 75% of products

By Shane Starling

A UK study has found 75% of a sample of marquee herbal products in the UK do not contain safety information about documented side-effects – at least before May’s introduction of the European Union Herbal Directive.


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