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Parsley – Herb of the Month and Herb of the Year

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
By Maryann Readal The spotlight is shining on parsley this month. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is The Herb Society of America’s Herb of the Month for January and the International Herb Association’s Herb of the Year™ for 2021. The three most common varieties of parsley are P. crispum or curly-leaf parsley,  P.…

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Herbal Hacks, Part 2: Crafts, Health, and Beauty

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
From the calming characteristics of lavender to the practice of pressing plants, our readers find all sorts of ways to add a bit of herbiness to their crafty arts and relaxing rituals. Please enjoy our next installment of reader-submitted herbal hacks–herbs for crafts, health, and beauty. I place a little crystal…

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Scientific Journal Publishes BAPP Staff-written Article Detailing Adulteration Schemes Used to Fool Commonly Used Laboratory Analytical Methods

The scientific journal Acta Horticulturae has just published a paper entitled “Botanical ingredient adulteration – how some suppliers attempt to fool commonly used analytical techniques”.1 The article is part of the proceedings of the International Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, held at the 30th International Horticultural Conference of the International Society on Horticultural Sciences in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2018. The paper

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Activities and Applications of Emerging Herbal Preparations

“Nutraceutical” is an umbrella term, often used interchangeably with “functional food”. Nutraceuticals are foods, food ingredients, or dietary supplements (DSs) with benefits beyond basic nutrition. They include functional and fortified foods, fiber products, herbs that are not primarily medicinal, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Regulated differently in different countries, they have varying routes to approval and histories of use. In

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