Natural, organic & environmental

Ethical Sourcing and Rio +20

As the dust settles on the Earth Summit (Rio +20), there is a growing realisation that the private sector may have to take the lead in certain aspects of sustainable development, such as ethical sourcing and responsible consumption.

New from Lonza Health & Nutrition

LonzaMemree is a high-quality, soy-based Phosphatidylserine (PS) produced by enzymatic reaction free from any solvents It is the only soy-based PS in the market that has five of its own clinical studies, and PS is the only ingredient that has an FDA qualified health claim for cognitive function. There are two product lines: MemreePS and MemreePlus.

Killarney Riviera Integrated Health Pharmacy relaunched

Integrated Health_PharmacyAs the human race strives for longevity and the promotion of health and quality; never before has healthcare played such a crucial role in our day-to-day lives. It is therefore of no surprise that pharmacies abound within our living spaces and have even permeated our conventional retail stores too.

Medicinal history of Aloe Vera

Medicinal-history-of-Aloe-VeraMany believe that a Sumerian clay tablet, found in the city of Nippur, written around 2200BC, was the first document to include Aloe Vera among plants with great healing power.

Two of the oldest and most profound medical documents known to civilisation, the Ebers Papyrus and the Edwin Smith Papyrus (ca. 1552BC) recorded ancient Egyptian medical men using Aloe Vera. The Edwin Smith Papyrus is the oldest medical treatment in existence. The first detailed discussion of Aloe’s medicinal value is probably that which is found in the Papyrus Ebers. This document gives 12 formulae for mixing Aloe with other agents to treat both internal and external human disorders. The Ebers Papyrus explores a broad range of medical science and includes chapters on the pulse and cardiovascular system, dermatology, dentistry, gynaecology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, tumours, burns, fractures, intestinal disorders and much more.

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