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2011-01-13 09:00:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- World renowned fitness expert and contributing partner in the smash mind and body, one stop boutique concept Endless Youth and Life (www.endlessyouthandlife.com), Rehan Jalali (www.rehanjalali.com) is taking his goal to "Change the World One Body at a time" to a new level. Altering nutritional and workout landscapes, Rehan is enhancing life quality and longevity with a fresh approach. Brain-child of Endless Youth and Life, Ben Suarez,...

2011-01-11 07:00:00

Harbin, China, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that following the Tang Wang He forest land acquisition, the Company plans to develop, manufacture and market thirteen new health food products, including teas, oral liquids and herbal wines. These products are expected to receive...

2010-12-15 15:46:53

With chitlins about to make their annual appearance on Christmas and New Year's Day menus, scientists have good news for millions of people who love that delicacy of down-home southern cooking, but hate the smell. They are reporting the first identification of an ingredient in cilantro that quashes the notoriously foul odor of chitlins "” a smell known to drive people from the house when chitlins are cooking. Their report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry....

2010-12-09 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PureCircle (LSE: PURE) the world's leading producer and marketer of high purity stevia products today confirms the continued expansion of its patent portfolio with the grant of three patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The three patents cover a wide range of process and methods across PureCircle's entire stevia product portfolio and date back as early as December 21st, 2004, which pre-dates any other published patents relating to...

2010-12-08 21:30:27

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...

2010-12-07 14:15:26

University of Illinois scientists have learned to mask the bitterness of ginseng, a common ingredient of energy drinks. "Consumers like to see ginseng on a product's ingredient list because studies show that it improves memory, enhances libido and sexual performance, boosts immunity, and alleviates diabetes. But the very compounds that make ginseng good for you also make it taste bitter," said Soo-Yeun Lee, a U of I associate professor of food science and human nutrition. In an earlier study,...

2010-12-04 00:00:40

SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener Recognized with 2010-2011 Global Stevia Products Award Gilbert, Arizona (Vocus) December 2, 2010 SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener was the overall winner of the 2010-2011 Annual Global Stevia Products Award by the International Society of Antioxidant in Nutrition and Health (ISANH) based on taste performance, advancement in ingredient science and positive environmental and social impact. SweetLeaf Stevia® founder and president, James May, was presented with...

2010-12-02 07:00:00

HARBIN, China, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Botanic Pharmaceutical Inc. (NYSE Amex: CBP) ("China Botanic" or the "Company"), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of botanical products, bio-pharmaceuticals and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), today announced that the Company's Siberian Ginseng (Acanthopanax) Total Flavonoids Extract ("Siberian Ginseng Flavonoids Extract") was awarded the third prize by the recently held Heilongjiang Province Science and...

2010-11-15 12:45:30

With chitlins about to make their annual appearance on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day menus, scientists have good news for millions of people who love that delicacy of down-home southern cooking, but hate the smell. They are reporting the first identification of an ingredient in cilantro that quashes the notoriously foul odor of chitlins "” a smell known to drive people from the house when chitlins are cooking. Their report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food...

2010-10-28 07:30:00

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today provided a status report related to its progress in developing stevia leaf production in California on a commercial scale in support of U.S. demand for stevia leaf, the source of an all-natural, non-caloric sweetener used by major food and beverage manufacturers worldwide. S&W also announced that it has retained renowned stevia pioneer Clinton C. Shock, PhD to direct the Company's stevia plant...


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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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