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WARNING FOR GINGER IN SUPPLEMENTS IN BELGIUM

The Belgian authorities advise to add a warning to food supplements with preparations of ginger in case of concomitant use of anticoagulants. Zingiber officinale is mentioned on the ‘List 3’ (Plants to be notified if in a pre-dosed form) of the Royal Decree on Botanicals [1]; with the following restrictions/conditions:…

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VOLATILE OILS

In recent years, clear guidelines have been issued in Belgium and France to ensure the safety of volatile or essential oils in supplements. Plants produce volatile oils for several reasons, including protection from animal feeding, attracting pollinators and competition with other plants. These volatile and fragrant substances can be extracted…

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