Monthly Archives: April 2018

Pomegranate Laboratory Guidance Document Issued by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

Document evaluates strengths and weaknesses of various lab methods to verify the authenticity of pomegranate juice and extracts AUSTIN, Texas (April 16, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) on pomegranate (Punica granatum) juice and extracts. Pomegranate is a popular food and dietary supplement ingredient. As a food, the fleshy seeds are used

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15 Sources of Plant-Based Protein

More and more people are interested in following vegetarian or vegan diets or reducing their use of animal products. A shift away from animal products is getting easier with more fortified and nutritious plant-based foods available. A person may try a vegan diet for health, animal welfare, or religious reasons. In 2016, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics stated that a

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Systematic Review/Meta-analysis of Ginkgo Use in Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

EGb 761® (Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co. KG; Karlsruhe, Germany) is a standardized ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgoaceae) leaf extract. It contains 22-27% flavonol glycosides, 5-7% terpene lactones, and < 5 ppm ginkgolic acids. Studies indicate that EGb 761 may be especially beneficial to patients with dementia plus neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS). Hence, the objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was

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Review of Proprietary Hawthorn Extract WS® 1442 for Treating Heart Failure

The leaves and flowers of hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata and C. monogyna, Rosaceae) have been used to treat heart ailments for over 2000 years. Based on the cumulative scientific evidence, the German Commission E issued positive monographs for Hawthorn to treat decreasing functional capacity of the heart, and in 2016, the European Medicines Agency’s Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products recognized hawthorn as a

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Companion Planting with Herbs

Boost your garden this season with the right pairings of plants. Companion planting is a fantastic addition to any garden. By specific plants next to certain fruits, flowers, and vegetables, you can boost their health and increase their production. Of course, knowing what pairings work best is key, especially when it comes to herbs. How It Works Companion planting improves

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The Power of Pungent Herbs

Energetically warming herbs and spices can help us spark a little fire in the body by improving digestion, boosting circulation, moving out congestion, and more. Not only that, they’re readily available in our pantries, lending themselves to some tasty medicine. When it comes to herbal flavors and actions, many of our most potent and memorable herbs are “pungent.” Think of those

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