Botanicals & Herbals

Young Living fined for using illegally sourced essential oils, highlighting issue of supply chain transparency

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Young Living, a multilevel marketing company that sells products based on essential oils, has entered into a plea agreement for illegally trading in oils from endangered species. The company will pay fines totaling $760,000, the Justice Department announced this week.

The herbal mixture is said to lower blood glucose and insulin resistance. ©iStock

TCM herbal extract mixture helps lower diabetes risk: Chinese mouse study

The extract is said to boost glucose and fat metabolism. ©iStock

Black gold? Rhizome extract said to have anti-ageing and anti-diabetic effects

Sports nutrition is one of the key drivers of China's functional product sector. ©iStock

The four key health concerns driving Chinese consumers to spend more on functional foods

The rare plant was tested for its effects on age-related damage. ©iStock

Plant power: Chinese firm files patent for Cistanche tubulosa against muscle loss

More consumers are turning to traditional sources of nutrition, such as Ayurveda and TCM. ©iStock

Indulgence and affluence: Nutrition firms urged to appeal to consumers' emotions for APAC sales success

Fortified and functional products dominate health and wellness F&B sales in APAC. ©iStock

APAC's fastest growing functional and fortified food markets revealed

Blackmores former CEO Christine Holgate stepped down to head Australia Post.

Blackmores' full-year profits slump by 42%, but firm bullish over China recovery

Acetone extract from QGB bark could reduce inflammation and shrink kidney stones.

Evergreen oak bark extract aids kidney stone treatment: South Korean study

Blackmores has appointed a new CEO after Christine Holgate's resignation.

Blackmores announces appointment of Richard Henfrey as new CEO

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