Webinar: Roadmap to Climate Action & Collaboration in the Herbal & Supplements Industry

Wednesday, December 11 10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET Register here This December, The Climate Collaborative, AHPA, and ABC's Sustainable Herbs Program are partnering to host a special introductory webinar for herbal and supplement companies on how you can join in creating a collaborative industry pathway … Continue reading Webinar: Roadmap to Climate Action & Collaboration in the Herbal & Supplements Industry

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Nutmeg – The Rest of the Story

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By Maryann Readal

November2019 HOM Nutmeg

Nutmeg is that spice we use in pumpkin and apple pie and sprinkle on our lattes and eggnog during the holidays.  It is also the spice that we use in béchamel and alfredo sauces and is an ingredient in garam masala and curry.  Its medicinal uses include treatment for diarrhea and gas and a topical treatment for pain. In the mid 1300’s it was thought to combat the Black Death. Eaten in very large doses, nutmeg can cause severe hallucinations which have an unpleasant after effect compared to a two-day hangover. Not to worry, culinary doses of nutmeg are very far from the doses needed to achieve unpleasant results.

The Herb Society of America’s Herb of the Month for November is nutmeg. Nutmeg is made from the seed of the nutmeg tree, Myristica fragrans. The outer lace-like covering of the nutmeg seed is dried and ground…

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How To Make An Herbal Liniment For Pain

What is a liniment? A liniment is an herbal remedy that is used topically to help alleviate pain in sore muscles and soft tissues.  It’s usually made with either rubbing alcohol or witch hazel, so the herbs can be easily and quickly absorbed into the skin.   Oils can also be used, but they don’t have the … Continue reading How To Make An Herbal Liniment For Pain

Plant Extracts Future Scope, Demand, Leading Key Players and Industry Growth by Forecast to 2027 – Press Release – Digital Journal

Source: Plant Extracts Future Scope, Demand, Leading Key Players and Industry Growth by Forecast to 2027 - Press Release - Digital Journal Request Customization Of Research Report: https://www.coherentmarketinsights.com/insight/request-customization/1450 Major Players in Global Plant Extracts Market: Leading players operating in the global plant extracts market are Indena S.p.A., Naturex Inc., V. Mane Fils SA, Kalsec, Inc., and … Continue reading Plant Extracts Future Scope, Demand, Leading Key Players and Industry Growth by Forecast to 2027 – Press Release – Digital Journal

Aromatherapy Inhaler Improves Various Physiological and Psychological Symptoms

Recent meta-analyses and systematic reviews suggest that aromatherapy is effective in treating various medical conditions, particularly those with underlying mechanisms that involve emotional and attentional information processing. Certain odors, including that of peppermint (Mentha × Piperita, Lamiaceae), may reduce pain or anxiety. The odors of other herbs, such as thyme (Thymus vulgaris, Lamiaceae), produce antibacterial antifungal, anti-inflammatory, or … Continue reading Aromatherapy Inhaler Improves Various Physiological and Psychological Symptoms

Cotton Thistle Extract Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients Treated for Primary Hypertension

Hypertension increases the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction, vascular disease, and chronic kidney disease. Treatments for hypertension include drugs (angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors, beta-blockers, diuretics, calcium channel blockers, alpha-blockers, and peripheral vasodilators) and improvements in lifestyle factors (losing weight, quitting smoking, reducing sodium intake, exercising regularly, and limiting alcohol intake). Among the specific drugs used to treat … Continue reading Cotton Thistle Extract Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients Treated for Primary Hypertension

Roselle Hibiscus– An Herb with Many Names

The Herb Society of America Blog

By Maryann Readal

With its bright red calyces, green leaves, and okra-like flowers, Hibiscus sabdariffa, alsoroselle known as red zinger, red sorrel, sour tea, Florida cranberry, and roselle, makes an unusual and striking accent plant in the garden. On a recent trip to Montreal, I was surprised to see red zinger hibiscus growing at the back of formal garden borders. I thought it was a plant that grew only in tropical and sub-tropical climates. Apparently, it does well in cooler climates as well. We don’t normally think of red zinger hibiscus as a landscape plant, but indeed it can be.

And of course, an interesting side note to this hibiscus is that the whole plant has many uses. The red calyces surrounding the seed can be removed and dried and used to make a refreshing hot or cold tea.  The fresh calyces can be chopped and used in fruit salads…

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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