IN PRAISE OF HERBS

Just last month, 7-Eleven added a new coffee to its hot beverage service. Caffeine provides only part of the kick; the rest comes from an infusion of ginseng, echinacea and astragalus herbs that enjoy a reputation as cold and flu fighters. The brew, called Fusion Defense, reflects a new level of interest and trust consumers have in these medicinal plants. People have started to see natural earth products

Just last month, 7-Eleven added a new coffee to its hot beverage service. Caffeine provides only part of the kick; the rest comes from an infusion of ginseng, echinacea and astragalus — herbs that enjoy a reputation as cold and flu fighters. The brew, called Fusion Defense, reflects a new level of interest — and trust — consumers have in these medicinal plants.

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