Future generations of wildcrafters will have to be convinced that they can make a reliable and dignified living foraging leaves, roots and flowers, or the herbal supplement industry must be ready to shoulder the costs.
The Chrysanthemum indicum L. flower inhibits food-induced systemic low-grade inflammation (FSLI) by modulating the gut microbiota, increasing SCFAs levels and inhibiting excessive LPS translocation into the blood, according to a new animal study.
The number of medicinal and aromatic plant (MAP) species in cultivation is dramatically higher than previously thought, according to a new global estimate, but not because they are all facing extinction in the wild.
The traditional botanical drink ayahuasca causes more than two thirds of the consumers negative physical symptoms, and over half of them acute mental health troubles, Australian and international researchers have reported.
Spain-based botanical ingredients business Nektium has broadened its portfolio to enter the food and beverage market, enabling its products to be used in a variety of applications in addition to supplements.
Australian trade body Complementary Medicines Australia says a recent report linking a rise in liver injuries due to supplement intake does not provide sufficient information on the ingredients used or the origins of the products, adding that consumers...
Poland’s Sanitary and Epidemiological Council has met to determine maximum calcium and potassium levels contained in Tribulus terrestris L. and Rhodiola rosea preparations for use in dietary supplements.
The European Commission (EC) has been accused of ‘abandoning all ambition on botanicals,’ after a recent evaluation of regulation on nutrition and health claims, concluded ‘further study’ was required.
The European Commission (EC) is to ban botanical species containing hydroxyanthracene derivatives (HADs) that includes aloe extracts in a decision set to have implications for the nutrition and nutricosmetic industry.
In a new personalised nutrition pact, Italian botanicals firm Indena are to use Onegevity’s capabilities in gut microbiome testing to identify botanical ingredients that best produce person-specific benefits.
Eevia Health Oy and Natural Functional Ingredients’ new distribution deal looks set to expand availability of the firm’s active nutrients such as polyphenols, flavonoids, antioxidants, and beta-glucans.
A report by Austria’s Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) reveals that almost 40% of plant-based supplements tested that use the terms “superfood,” "purification" and "detoxification," were rejected.
A clean-label complex of bergamot and wild artichoke offers a promising solution to counteract the onset and progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in older patients, a recent RCT concludes.
The European Commission (EC) makes available a working document that describes the objectives of the nutrition and health claim regulations made on plants and their preparations for food use as ‘not fully attained’.
Interest in wellness and immunity has spiked as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. But the questionable health claims made by some botanical brands has put the sector in the spotlight for some of the wrong reasons. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international...
A new study in mice has concluded that a compound found in the peels of fruits such as apples and prunes, and some herbs, can reduce and even reverse damage to brain cells in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
The European Commission (EC) is looking to ban several botanical species containing hydroxyanthracene derivatives widely used in food supplements and herbal medicinal products for their laxative effect.
A global review of herbal supplements for weight loss has concluded that although statistical differences have been observed there is 'insufficient evidence' to recommend any current herbal weight loss treatments.