Friday, 18 October 2013

Contaminated herbal products

Herbal products are often contaminated, study finds

"Herbal medicines are frequently contaminated or contain plant species that are a substitute for the plants listed on the label or contain other species that may be a filler, a DNA analysis has found.

"Some of the herbal medicines analysed were contaminated with plants that have known toxicity or can interact with other supplements or medications, the study reported… "

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So much for "Nature is Best"!