Friday, September 24

Botanicals

Men & Kratom – Why Is This Herb Becoming So Popular?
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Men & Kratom – Why Is This Herb Becoming So Popular?

Kratom is gaining popularity not just in the United States, but also in other nations across the world. Mankato inhabitants, like those in many other states in the United States, need high-quality Kratom products. Most people associate this plant with capsules, although it is really a tree native to South Asia. Kratom is a potent supplement that has grown more accessible in recent years. You may buy high-quality Kratom from websites like KratomLounge.com, which sells a variety of health items manufactured from genuine Kratom leaves. Below are a few reasons why this herb is becoming so popular amongst men. 1. Pain Relieving The most frequent ailment that Kratom leaves may cure is pain. Pain is categorized according to where it comes from and which areas of the body it affects. There ar...
Harnessing Australia’s Powerful Botanicals — chatting with the brothers behind Noelle Australia
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Harnessing Australia’s Powerful Botanicals — chatting with the brothers behind Noelle Australia

Leung brothers, Kevin and Arnold, discuss the trip that inspired them to found the skin care and spa brand Noelle Australia and their journey to create the best skin and scent products with the country’s powerful natives.  Can you tell us about Noelle Australia and how it all began? Noelle Australia is a carefully curated collection of skincare products rooted in self-care and inspired by the natural beauty of Australia. Technically, Noelle came from an awe-inspiring road trip around Australia, but our story began well before that. We are Kevin and Arnold Leung, the brains and brothers behind Noelle Australia. Our father was a biochemist and ran a cosmetic laboratory for over 30 years so we grew up influenced by his work with ingredients and cosmetic formulas. After we graduated from...
Kerry Research Pinpoints Emotions Consumers Associate With Botanicals
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Kerry Research Pinpoints Emotions Consumers Associate With Botanicals

Kerry has released research uncovering the psychology behind consumers’ botanical preferences and perceived benefits, according to a press release. The research examined 44 emotions that consumers associate with botanical extracts. Between 2017 and 2020, botanical use in beverages rose 46%. The global market for botanical beverages and foods is expected to reach 1,489 billion by 2025, the press release states. This includes herbs, roots and barks, plants and trees, and flowers. Kerry surveyed over 6,500 consumers across 12 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Africa to discover attitudes towards over 55 botanicals. The research found that consumers think of botanicals as being energetic, interesting, useful, trustworthy, and safe. For example, a drink cont...
Foods and botanicals for inflammation: Expert recommendations
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Foods and botanicals for inflammation: Expert recommendations

Inflammation is a critical element of human survival. It’s the body’s defense against infection and damaged tissue, and yet chronic inflammation can damage cells and organs, creating many of today’s common health problems. In the aging population, finding ways of slowing down inflammation becomes all the more important. David Foreman, RPh, popularly known as “The Herbal Pharmacist” and president of Herbal Pharmacist Media LLC, discusses the need to curb inflammation in aging populations and in all stages of life. As consumers become more aware of the harmful effects of inflammation and its impact on different parts of the body, he says, the number of nutritional ingredients to consider grows. From diet to supplementation, researchers are increasingly learning about how the ingredients we...
These New Sensitive-Skin Friendly Launches Prove Botanicals Can Work for All Complexions
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These New Sensitive-Skin Friendly Launches Prove Botanicals Can Work for All Complexions

For people with sensitive skin, botanical ingredients have long been considered a big no-no. Because many of the most commonly used plants and flowers on the market can cause irritation, those with reactive complexions have been conditioned to simply stay away from them. “Botanicals have gotten a bad rap for a very long time,” says Tata Harper, founder of Tata Harper Skincare. “But what I’ve come to realize is that people with reactive skin are afraid to try anything that they consider too powerful, and they end up with a very simple routine that tends to be quite synthetic.” Thanks to innovation from Harper and others in the skin-care space, though, there’s a new crop of sensitive-skin friendly botanicals that are about to turn that “bad rap” around.  First up, let’s address why botanica...
Zero-proof drinks movement spurs botanicals usage, says Kerry
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Zero-proof drinks movement spurs botanicals usage, says Kerry

As last year’s sober-curious, zero-proof alcohol movement took off, with some consumers seeking to cut down their alcohol consumption, global ingredient supplier Kerry experienced a surge in demand for its Botanical Collection ZERO portfolio of distillate, ethanol-free botanical extracts. Kerry, which over the years has sourced over 900 raw botanicals to develop a wide variety of extracts for use in food and beverage products (its current Simply Nature portfolio includes more than 120 botanical extracts available for commercial use), says its Botanicals Collection Zero portfolio (launched in June 2020), has captured a growing number of consumers seeking to cut down on alcohol consumption, but who were also craving the same taste profile of their favorite libation. According to Kerr...
Botanical infusions are natural blends for your health
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Botanical infusions are natural blends for your health

Botanical infusions are often referred to as tea –which isn’t surprising since it’s what most of us are familiar with. Technically speaking though, true teas are made from the leaves of a specific plant, Camellia sinensis, and only include black, green, white, oolong, and pu-erh in its roster. Using other plants and plant parts then takes us to the domain of botanical or herbal infusions. Containing leaves, barks, roots, seeds, flowers, and fruits of different plants that are valued for their therapeutic properties, botanical infusions have a long history that dates back to ancient China and Egypt where they were served as drinks for both enjoyment and medicinal purposes. Popular for its signature Botanic Infusions, Filipino plant-based brand Sekaya, helps breakdown what botanical in...
The Positive Uses of Natural Herb Kratom
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The Positive Uses of Natural Herb Kratom

A survey of Kratom users is conducted around the U.S. of more than 2,700 people has self-reported. The natural herb is sold in the market, and even online by which is treated as a supplement because of its therapeutic effects. John Hopkins Medicine researchers had concluded that the herb contains a psychoactive compound similar to opioids which can treat anxiety, depression, pain, and addiction. However, those self-reporting surveys are not confirmed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) thus suggests drug agencies seek further studies of Kratom potential as an alternative for opioid use. Users of Kratom these days have reached over 10 million people in the U.S, as estimated by the American Kratom Association (AKA). They consume its ground leaves or brew as tea. In other words, ...
Herbs for a cure: How bronchitis led to a beauty company’s creation
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Herbs for a cure: How bronchitis led to a beauty company’s creation

When Lynn Kirkland started her skincare company, The Herb Farm, (initially called Herbal Harmony when it was in the “cupboard” stages) her son Craig was suffering from consistent, painful bronchitis. Nothing seemed to stop it from returning. “Mum says the pivotal turning point for her was when she went back again to the doctor and said ‘what else can we do, because this isn’t working?’ and the doctor shrugged his shoulders and said ‘I don’t know,’” says Lynn’s daughter, The Herb Farm managing director Sarah Cowan. “She thought, ‘that’s not good enough. There must be something else.’ And she had always been interested in nature, so that was her first port of call. What can nature offer?” Kirkland began studying a herbal medicine diploma through correspondence, from the Australasian Coll...
Can Kratom Boost My Energy Levels?
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Can Kratom Boost My Energy Levels?

Everyone has their daily list of tasks that they need to complete by the time the day is over. But when you’ve had a terrible night’s sleep prior, it makes waking up and getting all the things you need to do done very hard to do. Coffee and caffeine can only do so much. You may be wondering, is there another alternative? If you find yourself desperate for a solution then you came to the right place! Today we’re going to be talking about a plant called Kratom, what it is and how it affects your energy. We’ll also be discussing other potential benefits this herb may possess. What Is Kratom? Kratom, or Mitragyna Speciosa, is an evergreen tree that is a part of the coffee family. It is native throughout Southeast Asia, and it is commonly found in countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, and ...