Monthly Archives: June 2018

Turmeric Adulteration Bulletin Published by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

Bulletin focuses on adulteration of turmeric with related species, artificial colorants, and the addition of synthetic curcuminoids to turmeric extracts AUSTIN, Texas (June 4, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Botanical Adulterants Bulletin on turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizome and its extracts. Few herbal dietary supplement ingredients have seen such a steep sales increase over the past

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Health Benefits of Reishi {Ganoderma lucidum}

Also, Known As: Ling Chi Ling Zhi Reishi Known in Japan as the ‘phantom mushroom’ because it can be so very difficult to find, the reishi generally grows on old Japanese plum trees. Reishi is so rare that only about 10 mushrooms would be found growing on about 100,000 plum trees. Finally, it was the Japanese Shigeaki Mori who perfected

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What Is Oats {Avena sativa}

Also, Known As: Avena Sativa Common Oats Groats Oats Wild Oats The plant-based cereals called the oats – botanical name: Avena sativa – is a very nutritious food and remedy. The oat is rich in protein, has lots of beneficial minerals such as calcium and magnesium, trace elements and potassium as well as iron – while also being very high in vitamin content. The presence of these bodybuilding nutrients in the

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What Is Horsetail {Equisetum arvense}

Also, Known As: Bottlebrush Horsetail Mare’s Tail Scouring Rush Shave Grass Horsetail is a well-known herb; it is a perennial herb growing in moist loamy or sandy soil found in much of the North American continent, as well as in similar climates in Europe and Asia. The morphology of the horsetail herb is very strange and the plant has a creeping or

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What Is Licorice Root?

Glycyrrhiza glabra Also, Known As: Chinese Licorice Gan Cao Kan-ts’ao Kuo-lao Licorice Licorice Root Ling-t’ung Liquorice Mei-ts’ao Mi-kan Mi-ts’ao Sweet Licorice Sweet Wood Yasti Madhu Licorice refers to the roots and rhizome of a variety of plants belonging to the species Glycyrrhiza glabra L. of the family Fabaceae. This is a European species and possesses a sweet yellow wood. There

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