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Herbal Supplements Found to be Fake and Toxic, BMC Medicine Reveals



11/5/2013 3:02:23 PM

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Americans spend an estimated $5 billion a year on unproven herbal supplements that promise everything from fighting off colds to curbing hot flashes and boosting memory. But now there is a new reason for supplement buyers to beware: DNA tests show that many pills labeled as healing herbs are little more than powdered rice and weeds.

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