Research Opportunities

It's about uncovering the answer.

 

 

Let's be partners in the science lab.

We have partnered many times with institutions such as NCNM (National College of Natural Medicine) and OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University) on specified scientific studies and research. With our analytical lab expansion, we intend to increase the amount of research can we can ourselves. Knowledge is king. And sharing knowledge about the medicinal properties of herbs with the science community is a dream come true.

The fact that we can control every step in the process from the seed to the bottle means that we have a unique advantage for scientific research. Herbs are much more complex than synthetic drugs since many contain hundreds of constituents.  And those constiuents are impacted by cultivation and processing.  We want to unlock the mysteries of these miracles of nature.

Would you like us to participate in your research?  We'd love to!  Please email us at questions@owharvest.com for more information.

The Passiflora Project

Here's an example of a previous project we worked on:

Dr. Siegward Elsas, at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Epilepsy Center, conducted a study to test the safety and effectiveness of using Passionflower extract. Dr. Elsas collaborated with the research department at Oregon's Wild Harvest, who donated the organic Passionflower extract and manufacturing expertise to assist in his project.

The work has been published in the following journal:

Phytomedicine. 2010 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Passiflora incarnata L. (Passionflower) extracts elicit GABA currents in hippocampal neurons in vitro, and show anxiogenic and anticonvulsant effects in vivo, varying with extraction method.

Elsas SM, Rossi DJ, Raber J, White G, Seeley CA, Gregory WL, Mohr C, Pfankuch T, Soumyanath A.


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