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Testing Sought For Brighteners, Natural Substance In Spices, Cosmetic Chemical, Three Herbs, A Natural Oil And A Fertilizer
...rrhagic. It hasalso been used in salads and as an herbal
tea.Reports of toxic effects led the American HerbalProducts Association to recommend in 1993 that itonly be used externally. Goldenseal, which grows in hardwood forests ofCanada and the eastern United States, is sometimesadvocated for digestive and ...
Johns Hopkins Scientists Designing Compounds To Fight Malaria
...a, which has been used for thousands of yearsas an herbal
remedy for fever. The drug, called artemisinin, hassince been proven to be effective against malaria. Chemists havedeveloped derivatives of artemisinin, as well. But artemisininand its derivatives remain difficult and expensive to produce,and they qu...
Hormone Control Of Rare Leukemia Sheds Light On Molecular Basis Of Cancer
...ew years ago,researchers discovered that a Chinese herbal
remedy was curing most of the APLcases in which it was used," he notes. "It turns out that the active ingredientwas retinoic acid derived from vitamin A. The overwhelming majority of APLpatients treated with retinoic acid go into remission, but a sma...
Can The Economic Promise Of Drug Discovery Continue To Preserve The Suriname Forest?
... be used to create pharmaceuticals, but eliminates herbal
remedies --a primary source of health care in many countries -- and accelerates the loss oftraditional knowledge. One of the contributions of the Suriname project has beenpreservation of shamans' knowledge, not only in modern databases, but through a...
One In Three Doctors Recommends Herbal Supplements To Patients
...each, with one in four doctorspersonally consuming herbal
supplements, showed the survey released during the...St. John's Wort extract called MOVANA. The herbal
supplement doctors find most useful and effective is St.John's Wort (27 percent), which helps provid...
University Of Georgia Awarded $2.5 Million Grant For Drug Discovery And Biodiversity Among The Maya Of Mexico
..., but they are also very interested in traditional herbal
remedies,"said Elois Ann Berlin. "If our team can ...e written extensively on their culture and complex herbal
remedies. While pharmaceutical companies have scoured the tropics for plants withmedicinal v...
Echinacea Symposium Presents New Research On Chernobyl Victims
...Silver Spring, Md.-based trade association for the herbal
products industry.Sponsors include Nature's Way, Botanicals International, Bioforce USA,Finzelberg North America, Rexall Sundown, Indena USA, and Plantation Medicinals. "The symposium brings together in one place the world's most knowledgeableEchinac...
World's Leading Echinacea Researchers To Examine Latest Scientific Findings On "Nature's Gentle Antibiotic"
... Kansas City. Echinacea is one of the most popular herbal
remedies in the United States: Arecent poll found that seven percent of Americans have used it. And it isestimated that consumers are buying about $300 million worth of the herbannually. Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea and related species), a plant nat...
Researchers at UNC-CH succeed in synthesizing ginkgo molecule
... extracts have been used for thousands of years as herbal
medicinesand have been attracting a lot of attention recently. The complexity of themolecule caused us to change our approach several times, and that's why thesynthesis required so much time." The compound is one of the active ingredients in ...
Ginkgo herbal supplements vary widely in content
...uality control issues Consumers of Ginkgo biloba herbal
products, offered in alternative medicinecircles a...n the journalarticle. Ginkgo products are based on herbal
extracts from the leaves of the Ginkgobiloba tree, also known as the maidenhair tree, which first ap...
IFT experts inform and caution consumers about dietary supplements
...l Olympic Committee asan illegal steroid. Certain herbal
teas, such as comfrey, have also causedadverse effects. Serious health consequences, including deaths, have beenreported for the herb ephedra, also known as ma huang, and products chemicallyrelated to gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and gamma-hydroxybutyr...
High percentage of Hepatitis C patients take herbs and vitamins, according to Rush survey
...epatitis C patients are currently taking vitamins, herbal
preparations or both. "Use of alternative therapi...nd many patients with chronicliver disease may use herbal
and over the counter medications believing that these are harmless andpotentially beneficial," said ...
Unique international conference to focus on effectiveness, safety of medicinal herbs
...rious aspects of conducting meaningful research on herbal
effects will be among topics discussed. "To our knowledge there's never been a conference that summarizes data on the effectiveness of these products in humans," Arab said. "For that reason, we are very much excited about pulling the most up-to...
Nearly half of all women 65 and older now use herbal products to feel better, but don't tell their doctors
... Fla. --- Nearly half of all women over 65 now use herbal
therapies to prevent or treat health problems, but...ractions, nurse researchers say. "People may think herbal
remedies are safe because they are natural and take them even though they don't know if the product ...
Quality of herbal remedies often is guesswork, expert says
...d. -- What do you get when you buy a bottle of the herbal
cold remedy echinacea? You really don't know what ...ttle information about which plant was used in the herbal
remedy. "Both plants produce the compound that has the biological activity, but in different amounts...
New findings on genetically modified plants and foods
... could raise the quality and purity of plant-based herbal
medicines such as St. John's wort, Echinacea, feve... sterile, consistent formulations of these popular herbal
medicines. (L. M. Welter, USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif., AGFD 74, Monday, March 27, 4:...
American Ginseng reduces blood sugar: implications for diabetes and herbal research
...ng will be. Because of poor standardization in the herbal
industry, we also don't know if these findings wil...f herbals," says Vuksan. "A major criticism of the herbal
field and past ginseng research has been the lack of scientific, placebo-controlled trials in humans...
Cancer conference unveils new alternative therapies, research
...tate cancer, and promising new Chinese and western herbal
therapies. The conference includes four tracks: patient, practice, research and healing. Pre-conference workshops focus on techniques to integrate complementary and alternative therapies in oncology practices. The conference also launches Comprehen...
Biologists find Peruvian plants inhibit growth of TB bacterium
... learning about specific plants the Indians use in herbal
medicinal practices. Upon subsequent testing and ...ld, many lose interest in learning the practice of herbal
medicine. Thus, with fewer numbers of Aguaruna willing to learn all of the medicinal wonders and kno...
...pericum perforatum is the second most popular herbal
supplement in the US, and in Europe it has lo...t consulting a doctor. To find out how the herbal
supplement interferes with these drugs, two independent teams studied the commercially availabl...
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