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The case of fake and contaminated herbal products

Herbs and herbal products that may be contaminated or fake are available anywhere between the raw material stage to the finished product. Below are examples of real cases you should be aware of and carefully consider during your purchases.

  • Selling fake or similar-looking herbs in the guise of genuine ones such as fake sales of Pueraria lobata from China instead of genuine Pueraria mirifica

  • Adding synthetic chemical or drugs into products such as Viagra in herbs for men or synthetic Estrogen in herbs for women and so on.

  • Transforming crude powder into powder extract or selling crude powder as powder extract


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