Exhibitor Spotlight – Cretan HerbalChem

This week, we would like to welcome Cretan HerbalChem from Greece as one of our new exhibitors! Cretan Herbalchem S.A. is a newly established company in the area of Natural Products. It is located 30 Km from the city of Heraklion, in an unspoiled natural environment. They recently completed a major investment in infrastructure and state of the art equipment, of the most advanced technology, for the production of plant extracts, essential oils and isolation of naturally occurring bioactive compounds. (more…)

MAP-Expo natural based products

MAP-Expo is hét zakelijk evenement voor natuurlijke producten. Therapeuten, artsen, groothandelaren, winkelketens, etc. (zowel nationaal als internationaal) zullen aanwezig zijn op dit evenement. Bij inkopers constateren we een grote groei in de vraag naar verschillende natuurlijke producten. Door samen met de exposanten een sterk aanbod te creëren, speelt  MAP-Expo in op deze trend. Tevens wordt het congress “Natural-based products – Evidence based effectiveness” georganiseerd in samenwerking met de NVF (Nederlandse Vereniging Fytotherapie) wat tussen de 200 en 400 artsen en therapeuten zal trekken. Interesse om ook deel te nemen, neem contact ons op via bart@map-expo.com  Klik hier om de brochure te downloaden.   

MAP-Expo at EIHA-Conference in 2 weeks

As partners of EIHA, MAP-Expo will present itself at the EIHA-Conference (12-13 June 2018) in 2 weeks. The previous edition of MAP-Expo showed the potential of the HEMP Industry. The seminar "Cannabidiol - from farm to end product" and the exhibitors attracted large numbers of high-quality visitors. These visitors were all interested in doing business with our exhibiting companies or were looking for ways to establish themselves in the industry. Building on this success, the edition in 2018 will put even more focus on the HEMP Industry. We hope to see you there!

Common plants used in Cosmetics

          The use of medicinal & aromatic plants in cosmetic products are one of the four themes covered in the Expo. This article contains information of some of these plants.     Tea Tree oil Tea tree oil is an essential oil of the tea tree also known as the Melaleuca alternifolia. This oil has an antibacterial effect and is therefore used in various cosmetic products. Because it is heavily concentrated, tea tree oil has to be combined with water or alcohol. It can be used to treat acne or any other skin disease as well as youth pimples.  (more…)

Tickets available for MAP-Expo 2018

You can order your tickets for the MAP-Expo at: http://map-expo.com/tickets/  1-day ticket: € 20,-- 2-day ticket: € 35,--

MAP-Expo news May 2018

  Seminar NVF The Dutch society for Fytotherapy as a scientific association , is committed to the quality and reliability of plant-based medicines. The NVF publishes the Dutch paper for Fytotherapy four times a year. In addition, the NVF publishes an educational guide with training opportunities in the field of Fytotherapy. After the successful edition in 2017 where the NVF organized the Holland Fyto house, the 2018 expo looks promising. (more…)

Cooperation between MAP-Expo and HAO-Demeter of Greece

During MAP-EXPO,  taking place in Eindhoven next October, HAO – Demeter, GREECE ( Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources) presents the workshop titled “Conservation, evaluation and dissemination  of Greek and Mediterranean medicinal/aromatic plants”- In this workshop that is organized by the Greek Research Institute, three top scientists in the field of MAP will address the issues of Conservation and sustainable use of Mediterranean medicinal/aromatic crops, Design of new MAPs’ products and Nutritional value of Mediterranean MAPs. Dr Eleni Maloupa, Director of Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Recourses, Plant Biology and Physiology, Dr Katerina Grigoriadou, Researcher at the same Institute, and Professor Diamanto Lazari, Department of Pharmacognosy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, will be there to present the above topics and answer to the audience's questions The use of mixed herbal teas from Greek herbs and their properties and Native medicinal aromatic plants: using our senses are also topics covered by the presentations.  A sensory analysis on health claim olive oil aromatized with essential oils will follow as well as discussions on cultivation, properties and nutritional values of MAP. Essential oils, olive oil, sea salt and mixed herbal teas will be provided by the team of HAO-Demeter.   LINK TO ORIGINAL ATRICLE: http://www.greekexports.org/en/news/cooperation-between-map-expo-and-hao-demeter.html

Announcing CBD-Seminar at MAP-Expo 2018

Announcing CBD-Seminar at MAP-Expo 2018   Following up last year’s success, we welcome the network of the Nova-Institut and there will be a high-quality seminar hosted by the EIHA (European Industrial Hemp Association). The program is as follows:       Boris Baňas, EIHA.org A Brief update on CBD-related activities of European Industrial Hemp Associaiton   Tomáš Sadílek, ICCI.science                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CBD and its regulation at national and international level - current state and its future   Hana Gabrielová, hempoint.cz Global Standards for hemp / cannabis industry   Joscha Krauss, medicalhemp.com "CBD – From farm to endproduct“    Sara Gobbi, ASTM.org ASTM D37: cannabis products and relevant standardization needs   Boris Baňas, CBDepot.eu Cannabis extracts and pharma-grade cannabinoids: several legal perspectives   The previous edition of MAP-Expo showed the potential of the Hemp industry. The seminar “Cannabidiol – from farm to end product” and the exhibitors attracted large numbers of high-quality visitors. These visitors were all interested in doing business with our exhibiting companies or were trying to establish themselves in the industry.  Building on this success, this edition will put even more focus on the hemp-industry.   We welcome you to visit MAP-Expo and visit our seminar hosted by EIHA. Further information about the program will follow.  

Highlight on North African plants

    MAP – Expo 2018 will offer you and your company the opportunity to explore herbal markets in different African countries and find out what is the most suitable target market for your business.       North African plants Liquorice is the trade mark for short pieces of the rhizome of Glycyrrhiza glabra, a plant that originates in Eurasia, North Africa and West Asia. Meanwhile, the non-threatened plant can be found worldwide. The plant contains a sweetener that is about 30 to 50 times as strong as sugar, but is not harmful to the teeth. There must be a lot of chewing and sucking to taste the sweetener. Nevertheless, licorice - especially by children - was appreciated before the candy industry took over this market with much easier to consume products.   In Japan licorice root is used to treat hepatitis infections. Kaposi's sarcoma, a human herpes virus disease that many AIDS patients receive, is treated with liquorice. Nowadays mouth and stomach ulcers are treated with liquorice. Licorice gives the stomach a rest. A gastric acidization (dyspepsia) is countered by licorice. Because it relaxes the stomach, licorice is given after a food poisoning. It is also given to people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease.    Source: https://mens-en-gezondheid.infonu.nl/gezonde-voeding/104040-de-geneeskracht-van-zoethout.html The wonder tree or wonder oil tree (Ricinus communis) is a fast-growing tropical plant that is herbaceous outside the tropics. In the tropics the plant can reach a height of up to 13 meters after a few years and then has a lignified stem that looks like a trunk. The fruit is called a wonder bean although the plant does not belong to the butterfly family (like the ordinary bean) but to the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). Miracle oil is pressed from miracle beans Wonder oil has different properties, these properties can be divided into Medicinal: The oil of the Ricinus communis has a laxative effect when consumed and is also used as an antibiotic and fungide. Aromatic: It can also be used as a food additive, skin care and cosmetic products. Despite the healing effects, the seeds are deadly. The beans are not ready for consumption until they have gone through a special process to get the oil out. Do not worry, because castor oil can be used safely. The toxins are only in the raw beans. Source: https://gezonderleven.com/voordelen-van-wonderolie/ https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderboom MAP – Expo 2018 will offer you and your company the opportunity to explore herbal markets in different African countries and find out what is the most suitable target market for your business.

Update of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Industry Research

    Update of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants industry research   Our team is working continuously to keep up with the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants industry. With the help of research reports, communicating with companies, data from our survey, we are gathering more and more information. According to data that we have at the moment, when buying raw materials, pharmaceutical companies approach multiple suppliers. This number can vary from 2 to even 20; it shows how extensive a supplier network can be for some businesses. Quality plays the most important role when selecting the supplier. Moreover, the majority of our data shows that pharmaceutical companies are interested in establishing new business relations with suppliers. Aloe vera, Chamomile, Elderberry, Red clover, Common mullein, Euphorbia are just a few examples of plants that companies are purchasing the most. On the other hand, plants like Hemp agrimony, Verbascum thapsus, Ginkgo biloba, etc. are more difficult for companies to obtain. Are you a supplier that produces and trades these medicinal plants, or a company that buys these materials? If yes, then join us at MAP-Expo 2018 and do not miss the possibility to meet your future business partners at our match-making program. If you are a pharmaceutical company and would like to contribute to our research, then please click the link down below: https://karinamarkute.typeform.com/to/U1DVJa Image source: Pixabay