Tag Archives: Adulterants Bulletin

Aloe Vera Bulletin Published by Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

New publication documents adulteration of aloe vera leaf gel and juice with undeclared maltodextrin and ingredients from other Aloe species AUSTIN, Texas (June 19, 2019) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin (BAPB) on aloe vera (Aloe vera) leaf gel- and juice-derived ingredients. Liquids and gels (often dried into powders) obtained from

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Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Revised Bulletin on Adulteration of Saw Palmetto

The updated bulletin includes new information on fraudulent blends made with animal-based fatty acids AUSTIN, Texas (October 29, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) announces the publication of a revised Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin (BAPB) on saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) berry and berry extracts. Saw palmetto extract is a popular ingredient in dietary supplements in the United States

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ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Maca Root and Root Extract Bulletin

Bulletin emphasizes the issue of undeclared addition of flour from corn, wheat, or yam to maca root products AUSTIN, Texas (September 17, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin on maca (Lepidium meyenii, syn. L. peruvianum, Brassicaceae) root* and root extract. Maca roots have been cultivated in the Peruvian Andes for thousands

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Adulteration of Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) Rhizome, Root, and Extracts

By Ezra Bejar, PhD,a Roy Upton,b and John H. Cardellina II, PhDc American Botanical Council, PO Box 144345, Austin, TX 78714 American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, PO Box 66809, Scotts Valley, CA 95067, cReevesGroup, 1137 Treefern Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451*Corresponding author Keywords: Rhodiola rosea, rhodiola, rhodiola root, rhodiola root extract, arctic root, arctic rose, golden root, adulterant, adulteration, substitution, Rhodiola crenulata, Crassulaceae   Goal: The goal of this

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Essential Oil Adulteration Information Posted by Botanical Adulterants Program

AUSTIN, Texas (September 13, 2017) — A book chapter on “The Adulteration of Essential Oils,” from the award-winning 2016 book Handbook of Essential Oils, 2nd edition (Taylor & Francis), is now available in the new “Essential Oil Adulteration” section of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program (BAP) website. Essential oils (EOs) are volatile materials produced by specialized secretory structures in many medicinal and

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Botanical Adulterants Program Publishes Bulletin on Tea Tree Oil Adulteration

New bulletin provides review on adulteration of tea tree oil with lower-cost essential oils or natural or synthetic chemicals AUSTIN, Texas (September 5, 2017) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Bulletin (BAB) on tea tree oil. Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia or M. linariifolia) oil is the essential oil obtained by distillation of the leaves of tea

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Bulletin on Adulteration of Scutellaria lateriflora

Goal: The goal of this bulletin is to provide timely information and/or updates on issues of adulteration of Scutellaria lateriflora to the international herbal products industry and extended natural products community in general. 1 General Information 1.1 Common name: Skullcap3 1.2 Other common names: English: Blue skullcap, helmet flower, hoodwort, European or greater skullcap, Quaker bonnet, mad-dog skullcap, mad weed, scullcap,

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Bulletin on Adulteration of Hydrastis canadensis root and rhizome

Goal: The goal of this bulletin is to provide information and/or updates on issues regarding adulteration of goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis) root to the international herbal industry and extended natural products community in general. It is intended to present the available data on the occurrence of adulteration, the market situation, and consequences for the consumer and the industry. 1 General Information

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Bulletin on Adulteration of Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) Extracts

Goal: The goal of this bulletin is to provide timely information and/or updates on issues of adulteration of bilberry extract to the international herbal industry and extended natural products community in general. 1 General Information 1.1 Common name: Bilberry3 1.2 Other common names: English: European blueberry, whortleberry, huckleberry4 Chinese: Hei guo yue ju (黑果越桔) French: Myrtille, ambroche, ambreselle, brimbelle, gueule-noire,

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Adulterants Bulletin ~ Arnica Montana

Arnica Montana Goal: The goal of this bulletin is to provide timely information and/or updates on issues of adulteration of Arnica montana flower to the international herbal products industry and extended natural products community in general. It is intended to present the available data on the occurrence of adulteration, the market situation, and consequences for the consumer and the industry. 1

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