Researchers from the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine posit that extract of Forsythia suspensa may be used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis, based on their observations of using the plant extract on mice.
The UK's Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld complaints
over claims made in advertisments for the services in a traditional
Chinese medicine clinic - the third such adjudication in recent
Ingredients in Chinese herbal medicines may vary widely depending
on the manufacturer, said scientists speaking at a conference this
week. This could have implications for the safety and efficacy of
the medication, they suggest.