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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...

2011-01-21 00:00:50

Executive Vice President Angus Flood to speak at Sustainability Summit in San Francisco San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 "2010-2011 ISANH Global Stevia Award winner SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener is a dedicated contributor to the sustainable future of sweetening ingredients," Executive Vice President Angus Flood will explain as part of the Sustainability Summit in San Francisco for business leaders in the Food and Beverage industry. Flood will highlight SweetLeaf®...

2011-01-18 12:28:00

WAYZATA, Minn., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- R.W. Knudsen Family® and the Truvia(TM) brand announce the introduction of R.W. Knudsen Family® Light Juices, a new line of juices available in three delicious flavors, blueberry, cranberry and pomegranate, with 45 percent less calories than other superfruit blends. The new R.W. Knudsen Family® Light Juices are naturally sweetened with Truvia(TM) rebiana, a natural, zero-calorie sweetener...

2011-01-18 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced plans to introduce non-prescription Cerex(TM) (Panax quinquefolius) easy use 200 mg capsules, a plant-based dietary supplement to support cognitive performance for healthy people of all ages.* Cardium is planning to begin marketing Cerex in the first quarter 2011. Cardium launched its MedPodium modern lifestyle brand in early November and the addition of Cerex represents another important step...

2011-01-15 00:00:42

New Herb Plants Offer Creativity To Consumers Richmond, VA (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 Potted herbs have long been a staple of homes, businesses, and kitchens everywhere, and as spring approaches, many look forward to new herb selections as a way to help reinvigorate their own ideas. The Growers Exchange always has a great selection of herbs, but this spring, three fantastic choices grace the virtual aisles, all of which are destined to prove useful to a variety of different buyers. "We really...


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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
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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