Quack remedies aren't always quite what they seem

Quack remedies aren't always quite what they seem

Do capsules of ginseng, valerian root and St John’s wort contain herbal remedies – or just about anything but their stated ingredients? From the website Inhabitat.com, Noseweek has learnt that the New York State Attorney General’s office last month demanded that four well-known American retail chains – two of which also trade in South Africa – remove a number of “own-brand” herbal supplements from their shelves, after the pills were found to be packed with a “strange array of fraudulent, and in some cases hazardous, ingredients”.

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