Emulsions Containing Echinacea Extract Reduce Body and Scalp Pruritis

Pruritis (itching) is a common symptom of inflammatory skin diseases and is strongly associated with dry skin. Topical emollients to replenish lipids and moisturizers to hydrate the skin are first-line treatments; however, the effects are often unsatisfactory. Treatment for three months with a water-in-oil (w/o) emulsion containing a proprietary echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, Asteraceae) root extract was … Continue reading Emulsions Containing Echinacea Extract Reduce Body and Scalp Pruritis

Black Chokeberry Extract May Decrease Acetylcholinesterase Activity in Adolescents Diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a group of risk factors, including abdominal obesity, a disorder of lipid metabolism, glucose intolerance, and hypertension that lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). An unbalanced diet, stress, reduced physical activity, and genetic factors may lead to abdominal obesity and are the main causes of MetS. … Continue reading Black Chokeberry Extract May Decrease Acetylcholinesterase Activity in Adolescents Diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome

Oregano Herb and Oil Adulteration Data Summarized in New Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin

Publication raises the issue of economically motivated substitution of oregano herb with undeclared leaf and herb material from other plants. AUSTIN, Texas (October 28, 2019) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin (BAPB) on oregano herb and oregano essential oil. Oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum; O. … Continue reading Oregano Herb and Oil Adulteration Data Summarized in New Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin

DIY Decongestant Rub

Use this DIY decongestant rub to drive away persistent coughs. I’m not going to lie, I actually love the smell of Vicks vapor rub, but in the aim of having a DIY home, I had to give this a go myself and it really does work. The other beauty here is that when you put … Continue reading DIY Decongestant Rub

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 … Continue reading How to Boost Your Immune System with Herbs

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). • … Continue reading October Herb of the Month, Safflower

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 … Continue reading Are Your Manufacturing Processes GMP Compliant?

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 … Continue reading Supplement Sales Break Records

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

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