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2008-12-17 16:24:00

All-Natural Zero-Calorie PureVia(TM) Tabletop Sweetener Begins Shipping to Retailers; PureVia(TM) Makes its U.S. Debut in Zero-Calorie SoBe Lifewater(R), and Trop 50, a New Light Orange Juice Product from Tropicana in First Quarter 2009 CHICAGO and PURCHASE, N.Y., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Earth Sweetener Company LLC and PepsiCo announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a no objection letter with respect to Rebaudioside A (Reb A), the stevia extract used in...

2008-11-30 15:18:44

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may approve zero-calorie sweeteners derived from a shrub called stevia, analysts say. Major U.S. beverage companies -- PepsiCo Inc. and Coca-Cola Co. -- want to market stevia-sweetened products once the sweetener gets approval, the Chicago Tribune said. Agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. already has a stevia-based sweetener in grocery stores, and Chicago-based Merisant Co., maker of the popular sweetener Equal, soon will do the same, the newspaper said. But...

2008-10-15 09:00:23

Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: SUWN), a leader in the production and distribution of Chinese herbs, veterinary medicines and one of the world's leading producers of all natural, zero calorie stevia in China, applauds the recent decision by the Australian food and drug regulatory authority (FSANZ) to approve stevia as a sweetener in Australia and New Zealand. Management is excited to explore the new market opportunities which it expects to capitalize on as a result of...

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2008-10-11 13:20:00

The injection of Siberian ginseng extract has caused the deaths of three people in south-western China. China's health ministry web site announced the deaths, which occurred in Yunnan province after six hospital patients received the injections. Currently, sales and use of the ginseng extract had been suspended. Melamine poisoning of milk, which has killed four babies and made thousands ill in a months-long scandal, has also been amongst the ministry's troubling concerns. The ministry said...

2008-10-10 10:15:00

Herbal injections recalled after three deaths HARBIN, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Two batches of ciwujia herbal injections produced by a northwest China firm have been recalled following the deaths of three people given the treatments, local authorities said on Thursday. Batch numbers 2007121511 and 2007122721 of "Ciwujia Injection" were produced by the Heilongjiang-based Wandashan Pharmaceutical in December last year. The medicine was extracted from ciwujia, a type of Siberian ginseng. "We started...

2008-09-27 03:00:28

SECOND place goes to Rosie Bill and her mum Sheila of Leam Terrace, Leamington. They win a Herb Planter, family entry to Garden Organic, barbecue gadgets from Brabantia and a copy of Organic Gardening by Geoff Hamilton. ROSIE and her family have lived at their family home for more than 25 years. The house dates back to 1850 and some of the apple trees were planted around that time and are still bearing fruit. Others have been grown from pips, planted by Rosie as a child. "We try to be as...

2008-09-12 18:00:16

1 Make a fragrant thyme or chamomile seat by building a raised brick bed, filling with gritty compost and planting with chamomile or different spreading thymes to form a scented cushion. 2 Edge a small formal herb border with dwarf box hedging or mounds of dwarf cotton lavender. 3 Keep herbs in their place with a brightly painted wooden cartwheel or a painted ladder, laid along level ground. (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-09 00:00:27

An Indian study suggests holy basil has antioxidant properties that help combat signs of aging. The study, presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference in Manchester, England, found that holy basil extract protected against free radicals, the Telegraph newspaper said Monday. Holy basil has sharp-tasting leaves that are often used in Asian dishes. The extract is in the ancient system of Ayurvedic medicine as a rejuvenation drug, the newspaper said. Dr. Vaibhav Shinde from Poona...

2008-09-08 09:00:32

Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: SUWN), a leader in the production and distribution of Chinese herbs, veterinary medicines and one of the world's leading producers of all natural, zero calorie Stevia in China, announced today that on September 2, 2008 its wholly owned subsidiary, Qufu Natural Green Engineering Co., Ltd. entered into an amendment to its June 30, 2008 agreement to acquire a 60% equity interest of Qufu Shengwang Stevia Biology and Science Co., Ltd. ("Qufu...

2008-08-30 00:00:21

A non-profit food advocacy group says it wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require additional tests for a new beverage sweetener. In a letter to the FDA, the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington says the agency should require additional tests, including a key animal study, before accepting rebiana as Generally Regarded as Safe, or GRAS. A 26-page report by toxicologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, says that several, though not all,...


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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