HELPFUL RESOURCES TO BEEKEEPING, HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEE PRODUCTS, POLLINATION, AND SUSTAINABILITY
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WHY I GROW AND FORAGE MY OWN HERBS FOR TEAS, TINCTURES AND HERBAL HONEY
1). What is listed on the label of herbal products is not always what is found within the product. DNA barcoding was able to authenticate 48% of the products tested
2). Most (59%) of the herbal products tested contained species of plants not listed on the labels
3). Some (33%) of the authenticated herbal products also contained contaminants and or fillers not listed on the labels.
DNA barcoding detects contamination and substitution in North American herbal products. Information provided by from National Institute of Health
Reference to local/U.S. honeys matching and outperforming Manuka in fighting MERSA (ongoing study out of San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico.