Prince Charles adds herbal medicines
to his organic product range
"Healthcare enthusiast" Prince Charles' organic
brand is set to launch its complementary medicines
made of traditional herbal ingredients. The Duchy
Originals brand, acclaimed for it upmarket organic
biscuits, sausages and marmalade, will sell three
products, all priced at 10 pounds. While the Detox
Tincture, made of artichoke and dandelion, will "help
eliminate toxins and aid digestion", Echina-Relief
can be "used to relieve symptoms of the common cold
and influenza type infections." The third product
boasts of St John's Wort extract "to relieve the symptoms
of slightly low mood and mild anxiety." "Duchy Originals'
decision to launch these products reflects The Prince
of Wales's passion for integrated healthcare," the
Telegraph quoted Andrew Baker, Duchy Originals's chief
executive, as saying. "We hope that the Duchy Herbals
range of herbal remedies will encourage more people
to adopt this integrated approach to their health,"
he added. However, the company's move into "detox"
medicines has met with some criticism. Alice Tuff,
at the charity Sense About Science, said: "It's incredible
that the Prince of Wales' company is launching a 'detox'
product just days after scientists have exposed such
products as making empty and misleading claims."