Stories

24th July 2014

Why natural nearly wasn't available

Up against Big Pharma, the natural products movement found it increasingly hard to show what their products did. In the fourth of his articles, Rob Verkerk tells the story of what happened in the 1990's.

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24th July 2014

The birth of nutraceuticals

The third in our series of articles about the genesis of food supplements. The story behind the dominance and growth of pharmaceuticals in modern society versus the development of natural products or nutraceuticals.

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24th July 2014

From food to capsule

The second article in our series describing the genesis of food supplements - here we take a look at the birth of the pharmaceutical industry and the implications for creating capsules that differ fundamentally from the natural product.

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24th July 2014

What are food supplements?

Food supplements have been around for eons. You can go back to the ancient Vedic texts written around 2,000 BC, or the medical papyri of the ancient Egyptian culture to find many recorded examples of our early ancestors using concentrated nutrients. Whether it was herbs or tree resins, or minerals from plants or seaweeds, the benefits of concentrating nutrients has always been known.

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9th July 2014

India; our herbal kingdom

Pukka’s herbal journey began in India more than 10 years ago; and to this day this magnificent, mind-stirring country remains one of our most important suppliers of Ayurveda herbs.

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8th July 2014

Rajasthan - Land of the Kings

Dressed in ancient palaces and princely temples, the colourful splendour of Rajasthan’s royal past is not the state’s only natural wealth.

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8th July 2014

Maharashtra - The giant jewel

Sprawling inwards from India’s west coast, the modern state of Maharashtra is a vast treasure trove of biodiversity – it’s also home to our FairWild conservation efforts.

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8th July 2014

Karnataka - A mosaic wonderland

With jungle-clad hills and misty mountains to the west, and dark volcanic soils and sun-baked flats to the east, Karnataka’s diversity breeds many of our most-cherished herbs and spices.

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