The U.S. FDA issued warning letters to three companies that illegally marketed and distributed products containing the substance kratom, which they claimed treat opioid addiction and withdrawal.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned about the usage of kratom, citing reports of 36 deaths, and said there is no reliable evidence to support its use to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops.
A number of important drugs come from plants, but some medicinal plants are endangered or tricky to grow. For some scientists, finding ways to ensure ready access to these drugs has become a priority. Researchers on Thursday said they have identified the genes that enable an endangered Himalayan plant to produce a chemical vital […]