Herb Case Study: Ginseng

The shortage of Ginseng illuminates the possible consequences of over-using and over-selling a certain kind of herb. With the popularity of dietary supplements and natural products growing around the world, it is even more imperative now to promote and support sustainable harvesting practices.

News: Proposed Tariff Increase

In July 2018, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released a warning to dietary supplement manufacturers that the US Trade Representative (USTR) is proposing an increase in tariffs on many imported goods from China from 10%-25% to be put into place on January 1, 2019 totaling $200 billion worth of goods.

Field Research: Healing In Bolivia

Field Research: Healing In Bolivia In the natural products industry it takes a community to create every individual product that we as American consumers rely on every day. There are many steps that go into this carefully crafted process, starting with the growing and cultivation of herbs. Yellow Emperor has been working hard to learn…

Case Study: Natural Treatments for Insomnia

Natural Treatments for Insomnia Introduction Insomnia is a medical condition that has been the subject of extensive media coverage in the past several years because it is very common in Western society. The significance of insomnia is demonstrated by the fact that according to recent studies, 1 in 25 American adults have taken sleep medication…

Herb Case Study: Turmeric

Turmeric’s presence is very pertinent to the natural products industry because it is estimated that over $650 million per year is spent on alternative therapies for chronic inflammatory diseases (NCBI 2011), which includes Turmeric as one of the main alternative treatments.

Preventive Medicine

A very important aspect of the natural products industry is the focus on preventive rather than reactive medicine and treatment. American society tends to be very reactive in the way that it approaches problems, which means that the strategy for problem solving often comes from a place of reacting to an issue that is already present rather than taking steps to prevent the issue in the first place.