How to Boost Your Immune System with Herbs

The coming cold and flu season is only one of the hundreds of reasons that immune function should always be at the top of your list of health priorities. The immune system doesn’t just keep sniffles away—it also is the body’s best defense against potentially deadly diseases, such as H1N1 flu, and well-known killers, such as cancer. Your daily habits,

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October Herb of the Month, Safflower

Safflower, Carthamus tinctorius Did You Know? • Safflower produces a thistle-like flower ranging in color from yellow to dark red. • It is one of the oldest cultivated plants, originally grown to use the flowers as coloring agents for food, cosmetics, and textiles. • Safflower garlands were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb (around 1323 BCE). • The pigment from the flower

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Are Your Manufacturing Processes GMP Compliant?

Please Note: The following message is being sent as a service to the herbal community. CBC is not responsible for the content of this email but believes it to be of interest to its members.    EAS Consulting Group – Your Source for GMP Regulatory Compliance Solutions Adherence to the FDA’s Dietary Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) can make or

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Supplement Sales Break Records

The dietary supplement industry may see its share of critics and negative headlines, but there is also plenty of positive news. Take the recent numbers shared by leading associations indicating that more consumers than ever before are buying supplements of all kinds. These aren’t just regular stats; these are record-breaking numbers. In September, the American Botanical Council shared its latest HerbalGram Herb

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Food as Medicine: Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa, Rosaceae)

Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa), also known as aronia berry, is a member of the economically important rose (Rosaceae) family, which includes other pome-producing plants like apple (Malus spp.), pear (Pyrus spp.), and quince (Cydonia oblonga). A pome is a fruit produced by the Malinae subtribe within Rosaceae. The genus Aronia includes two species of shrubs that are both native to North America: A. melanocarpa (black chokeberry) and A. arbutifolia (red

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How To Be Naturally Healthy Featuring Rosemary Gladstar (FREE Registration)

Home Medicine Summit: October 14 – 20, 2019 Here’s Just A Small Sample Of The Practical Skills And Knowledge You Can Expect To Gain During This Exciting FREE Global Event: Why herbs that are grown Biodynamically yield the most potent medicinal herbs. The link between your gut microbiome and your sleep + the best herbs for better sleep. Discover Rosemary

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Herbal Remedies May Inspire Future Treatments for High Blood Pressure

People have used herbs as medicine for thousands of years. Today, with medical researchers continually hunting for better alternative treatments, some are revisiting these remedies. A recent study looks at herbs that people believe can treat hypertension. Currently, hypertension affects an estimated 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Although dietary and lifestyle changes can sometimes be sufficient, medication is necessary in some

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The Potential Health Benefits of Purple Corn

Purple corn is fast approaching classification as a functional food—an integral component of the diet that provides energy and essential nutrients. Researchers in the fields of food and nutrition are intensely searching for functional foods in almost every corner of the world and from a diversity of plants. Examples include purple corn (Zea mays L., Poaceae), green tea (Camellia sinensis [L.] Kuntze,

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Advances in Echinacea Biotechnology and Future Prospects

Echinacea (Asteraceae) plant products are among the most popular herbal supplements. Of the nine species assigned to the genus, E. angustifolia, E. pallida, and E. purpurea are the species most commonly used in commercial products. The content of bioactive constituents varies qualitatively and quantitively among Echinacea populations, chemoraces, cultivars, and species; the content also varies seasonally, with plant age, and among the plant parts. Echinacea producers face numerous challenges,

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