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.
A study that found St John's wort was ineffective in positively
affecting children suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD) has been heavily criticized by industry for being
Botanicals manufacturer Bioforce will be able to make mood-lifting
and anxiety-combating claims for a St John's wort product that will
be re-launched later in the year, after winning a Traditional
Herbal Medicinal Products Directive...
In the past few years, there has been a tremendous upsurge in
interest in natural products as part of a general trend towards
healthier consumer lifestyles. But a report due out this week will
warn that some natural products can pose...
The real amount of active ingredient in over-the-counter St John's
wort 'varies greatly' and can be up to 114 per cent of the amount
on the label, according to a new study in the Journal of the
Science of Food and Agriculture.
While many cancer patients may seek alternative remedies to
alleviate symptoms, new research demonstrates that some herbals can
prevent synthetic drugs from working. St John's wort may reduce the
effectiveness of the chemotherapy...
A clinical trial of the popular herbal supplement St John's Wort
which suggests that it is no more effective than a placebo at
treating major depression has been slammed by dietary supplement
associations in the US.
St John's Wort is a popular herbal treatment used by millions to
combat depression, but a new study from the Netherlands suggests
that it could in fact have an adverse effect on chemotherapy drugs
used by cancer patients.
The active ingredients of St John's wort, a herb commonly used to
treat mild depression, are in doubt after US research revealed that
one of them is contained in such small quantities in some brands of
the drug that it is ineffective.