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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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PELARGONIUM SIDOIDES NOVEL FOOD APPLICATION

Food Law Consult just submitted a novel food application for an extract of Pelargonium sidoides roots, for Frutarom Switzerland (IFF).After a consultation process submitted in Germany, which concluded to the lack of significant consumption of this plant before May 1997, preparations of the root of African Geranium are considered novel food.…

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ASHWAGANDA PROHIBITED?

Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) is a plant that has been safely used in Ayurveda for over 3,000 years. The main active substances from the roots are the withanolides common in the nightshade family. The highest concentrations are found in ashwaganda. These steroids have a similar effect as the main…

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