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2011-05-25 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (OTCBB: CDXC), a world leader in phytochemical reference standards and contract research, announces the addition of a new stevia standard to its reference standard offering. Laboratories doing stevia analysis will now have one complete reference standard that contains all nine of the compounds needed to perform an analysis of the extract obtained from the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni using the latest Joint FAO/WHO...

2011-05-23 07:52:00

CHICAGO, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives of Cascade Pacific Essential Oils will be attending the May 24-26, 2011 National Confectioners Association SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO® in Chicago, which is the largest confectionery, candy, cookie and snack show in the Americas, to highlight Cascade Pacific's premium peppermint oil. Cascade Pacific Essential Oils (http://www.cascadepacificpeppermint.com) is a vertically integrated and family-owned peppermint growing and...

2011-04-21 11:15:00

BERKELEY, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Annmarie Gianni Skin Care's new Rosemary Toning Mist, the latest body care product added to the organic skin care line, is formulated to balance natural skin oils and control blemishes. The company, whose dedication to environmental conservation and awareness has gained them international attention, chose to coincide the launch of their new product with Earth Day. Formulated with Rosemary Hydrosol, a distillate from the rosemary leaf, this...

2011-03-22 08:44:00

PRINEVILLE, Ore., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cascade Pacific Essential Oils, a family-owned and -operated producer of premium quality peppermint oil in Oregon and Washington, has recently unveiled a new line of premium quality peppermint oil. Cascade Pacific Essential Oils (http://www.cascadepacificessentialoils.com/) grows its peppermint in the fertile valleys near the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest, with pure water fed by mountain glaciers, and fresh, moist air from the...

2011-03-12 00:00:29

The Founder of SweetLeaf® Inspires a Unique Award Recognizing a Lifetime of Dedication Gilbert, Arizona (Vocus/PRWEB) March 11, 2011 The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) awarded James May, founder of Wisdom Natural Brands,® maker of SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener, the 2011 AHPA Visionary Award. AHPA, which promotes the responsible commerce of herbal products, presented May with the award in recognition of unwavering, persistent dedication in the advancement of...

2011-03-03 12:34:11

A research team from the University of Valencia has discovered that up to 20% of spices and 26% of herbs sold in Spain are contaminated by various bacteria, reducing their quality. The study, which is the first of its kind in Spain, suggests that health and hygiene control systems should be put in place, from cultivation of these products right through to when they reach the market. Scientists from the University of Valencia have for the first time studied the microbiological quality of 53...

2011-03-02 19:56:52

Those who enjoy the caffeinated lift that comes from drinking traditional coffees and teas may tend to overlook the benefits of drinking herbal infusions. Now, as explained in this month's issue of Agricultural Research magazine, the idea that herbal teas may provide a variety of health benefits is no longer just folklore. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded scientists in Boston, Mass., have looked into the science-based evidence of health benefits from drinking three of the most...

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2011-02-16 09:27:04

Just when everyone thought that almost every plant species on the Iberian Peninsula had been discovered, Spanish researchers have discovered Taraxacum decastroi and Taraxacum lacianense, two dandelions from the Pyrenees and the Cordillera Cantábrica mountain range, respectively. This finding confirms Spain's privileged position as a hotbed of biodiversity. "It's hard to find new species now in Spain. It depends on the complexity of the group of plants you study", Antonio Galán de...

2011-02-02 13:29:45

Catnip, the plant that attracts domestic cats like an irresistible force, has proven 99 percent effective in repelling the blood-sucking flies that attack horses and cows, causing $2 billion in annual loses to the cattle industry. That's the word from a report published in ACS' biweekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Junwei Zhu and colleagues note that stable flies not only inflict painful bites, but also transmit multiple diseases. Cattle harried by these bloodsuckers may...

2011-02-01 06:45:00

DENVER, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BAZI International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BAZI) announced today that investors holding approximately $2.3 million of the Company's Senior Secured Convertible Promissory Notes elected to convert their Notes into 15.8 million of the Company's common stock, resulting in the elimination of substantially all of the Company's indebtedness. In addition, the Company privately placed 3.3 million shares of its common stock, resulting in net proceeds of...


Latest Herbs Reference Libraries

Boldo, Peumus boldus
2014-02-15 08:05:25

Peumus boldus is a tree in the Monimiaceae family. It is the only species in the genus Peumus. It is commonly referred to as Boldo. P. boldus has green leaves with a strong woody and slightly bitter flavor. They are used in Latin America for culinary purposes. Although not widely known, the species’ small green fruits are nutritious and apparently have a pleasant flavor. Its flavor comes primarily from the chemical ascaridole. In some areas, P. boldus is mixed with yerba mate or other...

Laurel, Laurus novocanariensis
2014-02-14 14:59:58

Laurus novocanariensis is a large shrub or tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. The genus includes 3 species each containing several overlapping characteristics. L. novocanariensis can grow up to 66 feet high. It has aromatic, dark green glossy and leathery leaves, which have small glands in the armpit of the spine. The shrub or tree has lateral veins. It bears small white flowers that are about .4 inches in diameter.  The flowers are born in pairs beside a leaf. The fruit it...

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2009-03-27 17:54:25

The annual herb, Borage, better known as Starflower, originated in Syria, but has been naturalized throughout the Mediterranean region, in addition to Asia Minor, Europe, North Africa and South America. The plant grows to heights of about 2 to 3 feet with bristly stems and leaves. The leaves themselves are alternately arranged and simple, and measure between 2 and 6 inches long. Five narrow, triangular-pointed petals make up the individual flowers. However, many of these flowers bloom...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.