AA Skincare gets into good condition

AA Skincare’s latest addition is a range of five, plant-inspired natural conditioners featuring holistic, Ayurvedic herb powders designed to boost hair health. The conditioners combine essential oils and natural extracts with healing herb powders, such as rejuvenating brahmi to thicken hair, vitamin C rich alma to strengthen roots, conditioning bhringraj to encourage hair growth, and […]

March 17, 2017 Continue Reading
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Ayurvedic twist for AA Skincare

AA Skincare has created a range of five plant-inspired Shower & Bath Gels, featuring holistic Ayurvedic herb powders to boost skin heath, cleanse and protect all skin types. The new products combine essential oils and natural extracts with healing herb powders, such as rejuvenating Brahmi to help cleanse and hydrate, vitamin C-rich Alma to promote […]

December 12, 2016 Continue Reading

London underground farm gets growing

London’s first subterranean farm, Growing Underground, opened for its first phase of full production in April. Following months of product development and fine-tuning, the farm now harvests on a daily basis and supplies via wholesalers, doorstep deliveries and markets. A range of 20 herb varieties are being cultivated in the former World War II bomb […]

May 11, 2016 Continue Reading

Researchers identify herbs that boost mood and memory

  New research by a team at Northumbria University shows how particular herbs – peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender among them – impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people Researchers from the University’s Department of Psychology have found that drinking peppermint tea improves alertness, while chamomile tea has a calming […]

May 10, 2016 Continue Reading

AA Skincare enhances hair health with the power of Ayurveda

AA Skincare has formulated a range of plant-inspired shampoos featuring holistic Ayurvedic herb powders to boost hair health. The shampoos combine essential oils, natural extracts and healing Ayurvedic herb powders such as rejuvenating brahmi to thicken hair, vitamin C-rich alma to strengthen roots, conditioning bhringraj to encourage growth, and tulsi for scalp irritations. The five-strong […]

April 1, 2016 Continue Reading

Soho Floridis poised to acquire Potters

Soho Flordis International (SFI), through its Swiss subsidiary company Ginsana SA, is poised to acquire Potters – the leading UK manufacturer and supplier of traditional herbal treatments – from Vifor Pharma, part of the Galenica Group. Wigan-based Potters has more than 200 years of history as a producer of herbal-based treatments and is the UK’s oldest […]

December 2, 2015 Continue Reading

Khadi keeps hair well oiled

Khadi has launched a range of three certified organic hair treatment oils blended according to the principles of Ayurveda, each formulated to address a specific issue. The Khadi Herbal Hair Oil Amla is for lustrous hair and strong roots. It stimulates the hair follicles, helps prevent premature greying and minimizes dandruff. Containing ingredients such as […]

September 21, 2015 Continue Reading
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Indigo Herbs sponsors Veganuary

Herb and superfood specialist Indigo Herbs is teaming up with to support and sponsor the New Year lifestyle programme, which aims to inspire people to go vegan for January. The Veganuary website explains that a plant-based diet needn’t be restrictive or unhealthy and provides support, lifestyle ideas, recipes and nutritional information. Indigo Herbs says […]

August 4, 2015 Continue Reading

Irish regulator “out of order” on herbal supplements – ANH

A draft Guide from Ireland’s medicine regulator telling retailers which herbal products they should or shouldn’t sell would effectively ban food supplements containing many of the health trade’s best-selling herbs. That’s the warning from campaign group the Alliance for Natural Health, which accuses Ireland’s Health Products Regulatory Agency (HPRA) of creating a “herbal divide” by […]

February 5, 2015 Continue Reading
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The Organic Herb Trading Company pioneers FairWild supply

The Organic Herb Trading Company (OHTC) has become UK’s first processor and distributor of FairWild herbs and spices. From the autumn of 2014 OHTC will hold stocks of FairWild nettle, limeflower and liquorice – all of which are additionally certified organic by the Soil Association. “We believe that FairWild products will play an increasingly important […]

September 1, 2014 Continue Reading
Higher Living Teapees

Experience Higher Living in teapees

A new range of teapee bags has been launched by Higher Living aiming to offer beautiful as well as bold blends. The new selection is made using organic herbs and an eclectic mix of new blends and the mesh pyramid bags release a steady flow of flavours and allow the herbs, colourful spices and chunks […]

June 9, 2014 Continue Reading

MHRA steps up herbal dangers message

The Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a new warning about the dangers of buying unregulated herbal medicines. Just days after the sell-through period for unlicensed herbal medicines ended (1 May) under the terms of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive, the Agency warned about the risks of buying “toxic” herbal products […]

May 9, 2014 Continue Reading
Craig Sams

Have you been dealing comfrey, sonny?

The natural food trade should take a lead in exposing the hypocritical regulation of herbal medicine, says Craig Sams A bust in Denver: “Okay, kid, put your hands up against the wall. Spread your legs while we pat you down.” Two cops search a young man’s clothing. “Nothing here but a couple of marijuana joints […]

April 16, 2014 Continue Reading

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