Study finds herbal products don’t always contain the ingredients mentioned on the label
A recent revelation by scientists from the University of Guelph confirmed after examining the DNA in a number of herbal products showed that mostly the labels on the merchandise didn't necessarily contain what was written on the label.
Many items had wheat and rice in them when it was not mentioned in the ingredients list.
There were still other products which were contaminated with other plant species leading to poisonous reactions and many allergies to those sensitive to certain ingredients.
In addition to these instances there were others which did not have a single hint of the substance mentioned on the label pasted on the bottle.
Research team scientist Steve Newmaster says, "It says gingko biloba . and we didn't find any gingko DNA at all in the bottle."
He added that in most of the tests that he and his team mates did they found something called substitution in almost three fourth of the products like alfalfa sold as gingko.
He said that these two herbs which are available in powder form would not be easy to be detected without testing.
He warned that individuals who buy herbal products should be aware that they are not always getting what they think they have paid for.
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