Navigation Links
Nonprofit Consortium Publishes Review of Skullcap Adulteration
Date:2/21/2012

en some herbal products that claimed to contain it were associated with several cases of liver dysfunction. Analyses later revealed the source of toxicity to be European germander (Teucrium chamaedrys), another known skullcap adulterant.

Foster had previously written a short, non-bylined article in HerbalGram in 1985 alerting members of the industry about the skullcap-germander substitution problem.(3) In his new article, he describes a scientific paper from 1992 that first established germander as the source of harm.

"A clear chronological relationship was established between ingestion of germander and the onset of hepatitis," Foster wrote. "Liver dysfunction was reversed after use of germander products was discontinued."

"In 2010 and 2011, I gave about a dozen speeches about adulteration problems in the global herb market, and I referred to the skullcap-germander problem as an example of a former problem," said ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal. "However, I was disappointed to read the report from the USDA scientists this past summer showing that skullcap is still being adulterated with germander!"

There are those who believe that skullcap and germander may look similar, since they are both members of the mint family (Lamiaceae or Labiatae). Foster, and various herbal experts, believe that their physical characteristics are distinct enough to warrant an accurate identification with the naked eye, i.e., in the field.

According to an extensive quality control and therapeutic monograph on skullcap ("Skullcap Aerial Parts, Scutellaria lateriflora L.") produced by the nonprofit American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), the relatively comparable appearances of skullcap and other herbs can lead to accidental adulteration.(4) The AHP monograph states, "Skullcap has historically been adulterated with various species of the potential hepatotoxic germander (Teucrium canadense, T. c
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Botanical Council
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related biology technology :

1. Nonprofit Collaboration Addresses Adulteration of Botanical Dietary Ingredients
2. Amgen Staff Volunteer Efforts Result in $5,000 For Each of Their Favorite Nonprofits
3. Amgen Foundation Recognizes Outstanding Staff Volunteers and Contributes $55,000 to Their Favorite Local Nonprofits
4. Nonprofit Puts the Power to Cure Neurological Disease in the Hands of the Masses: Texting Technology Brings Awareness & Supports Research
5. The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) and Paragon Bioservices, Inc. Announce the Formation of a Public-Private Stem Cell Technology Consortium
6. The American Optometric Association and 3D@Home Consortium Sign Memorandum of Understanding
7. Singapore consortium learns from nature to produce new chemical-free, anti-bacteria plastic skins
8. ASU industry research consortium poised to expand
9. The European HEALTHGRAIN consortium developed a definition for whole grain
10. Syngenta joins Sustainability Consortium as Founding Member
11. Texas-Based Consortium Announces Project GreenVax: A Groundbreaking Vaccine Manufacturing Research Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 PharmaBoardroom,s new report, ... and available for free download , digs deep into ... growth in the sector today. One area where ... been in developing a homegrown pharmaceutical manufacturing base, even if ... remains some way off. A cursory comparison with neighboring ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and NEW YORK , ... from its open-label pilot study of mazindol in children ... Development and Therapy in December 2014 . ... mazindol in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder" ( Konofal ... 2014 Dec 1;8:2321-2332. eCollection 2014 ) shows ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life ... regenerative medicine company focused on the development of autologous ... out of the University of Calgary in conjunction with ... Carolina, which further validates the company,s ongoing clinical research ... effects of pattern baldness. The paper entitled ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  ( www.competitivehealth.com ) — ... online medical bill review and advocacy service, has signed ... FREE WellCard Savings discount health services marketplace. ... was more than they expected to pay. As part ... care costs, WellCard Savings is pleased to offer medical ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PharmaBoardroom Releases New Algeria Pharmaceuticals Report 2PharmaBoardroom Releases New Algeria Pharmaceuticals Report 3Redefining ADHD: A New Approach & A Shift of Paradigm in ADHD Therapeutics 2Redefining ADHD: A New Approach & A Shift of Paradigm in ADHD Therapeutics 3Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 2Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 3Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 4Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 5WellCard Savings Announces CoPatient Medical Bill Review Service for Members 2
... elevates curiosity and re-stimulates scientific interest through compelling stories at ... available in the midst of a subdued background with simple ... are offered to encourage further inquiry and study. , ... ...
... ITHACA, N.Y. Milk goes green: Cows that receive recombinant ... natural resource pressure and substantially reducing environmental impact, according to ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (June 30, ... energy and feed, but rbST the first biotech product ...
... the only way to shape metal has been by ... metalworking involves carving metals with electron beams or etching ... a method to self-assemble metals into complex configurations with ... cell by guiding metal particles into the desired form ...
Cached Biology Technology:"Brave New Reality" Provides a Wide Spectrum of High Tech News and Easy Science. 2"Brave New Reality" Provides a Wide Spectrum of High Tech News and Easy Science. 3Carbon hoofprint: Cows supplemented with rbST reduce agriculture's environmental impact 2Metals shape up with a little help from friends 2Metals shape up with a little help from friends 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Samsung Galaxy S5 - ... report to their offering. ... totally different sensing technology than the iPhone 5S, ... sensor in its product. The Galaxy ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014  Automation is fundamentally transforming the travel ... at international borders. Over the past decade, ePassports, ... veteran travelers to self process through border control ... at an increasing number of airports, seaports, and ... According to Maxine Most , Principal at ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... 10, 2014  Data Sciences International (DSI), the ... a new series of digital telemetry implants to ... M series, part of the PhysioTel™ Digital platform, ... possible physiologic data when incorporating functional endpoints into ... to toxicology studies has evolved from short ECG ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2New telemetry implants expected to change how large animal toxicology studies are conducted 2
... dioxide levels will reduce the density of coral skeletons, making ... a new study of corals growing where submarine springs naturally ... by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and ... Sciences ( PNAS ), is the first to show ...
... excess energy through the production of hydrogen. Biologists at the Ruhr-Universitt ... oxygen. For this, they need the messenger molecule nitric oxide and ... of humans. With colleagues at the UC Los Angeles, the Bochum ... an old protein in a new look In ...
... Yehia, M.D., M.P.P., M.S.H.P., Department of Medicine at the ... Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), has received a ... and leadership in the field of HIV health services ... health outcomes of individuals living with chronic viral diseases ...
Cached Biology News:Submarine springs reveal how coral reefs respond to ocean acidification 2When green algae run out of air 2The American Society for Microbiology honors Baligh Yehia 2
TRIzol Reagents are ready-to-use monophasic solutions of phenol and guanidine isothiocyanate suitable for isolating total RNA DNA and proteins (16)....
... total protein western blot (WtPAN) ... tissue specific protein expression in ... protein is included in each ... for comparison between different western ...
...
IHC detection kit for BrdU in cells and tissues...
Biology Products: