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

Bulletin emphasizes the issue of undeclared addition of ashwagandha leaf materials to ashwagandha root products AUSTIN, Texas (January 15, 2019) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin on Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root and root extract. The powdered roots of ashwagandha, a member of the nightshade (Solanaceae) plant family, … Continue reading ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Ashwagandha Root and Root Extract Bulletin

Botanical Adulterants Monitor: Turmeric Root/Rhizome

The turmeric root/rhizome and root/rhizome extract Botanical Adulteration Bulletin (BAB), issued in May 2018, is the 14th in the series of bulletins published by the Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP). Turmeric is one of the most important spices, and also among the most popular dietary supplement ingredients globally. The increased demand for turmeric extracts and … Continue reading Botanical Adulterants Monitor: Turmeric Root/Rhizome

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 … Continue reading What Is Licorice Root?

What Is Elecampane?

Inula helenium Also, Known As Elecampane Horseheal Scabwort Elecampane (botanical name Inula helenium) is a tall, bristly perennial plant that is native to south-eastern Europe and western Asia. This herb, which bears yellow flowers resembling the daisy, has been naturalized in North America and is found growing in abundance in the moist meadows, fields and … Continue reading What Is Elecampane?

Ashwagandha Root Extract Improves Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Patients Taking Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Solanaceae) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), characterized by stressful, repetitive, and intrusive thoughts or obsessions followed by actions or compulsions, is thought to be linked to a defect in the serotonergic system. A common treatment is the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), but they are considered only mildly effective, with … Continue reading Ashwagandha Root Extract Improves Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Patients Taking Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors

What Is Orris Root?

Iris pallida Also, Known As Dalmatian Iris Orris Root Sweet Iris The term orris root is used to denote the roots of a number of species, including Iris germanica, Iris pallida and Iris florentina. They have a very sweet fragrance, which is more distinct in some bearded irises compared to others. The aroma of the … Continue reading What Is Orris Root?