Lithuania has sent a list of 182 botanicals it intends to ban in food supplements to the European Commission in a move one major supplier called "a step back" for EU harmonisation and free trade.

It includes popular herbs like St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) and Indian ginseng (Withania somnifera) that the Baltic nation may be forced to permit under EU mutual recognition obligations.

Click here to read the original article which includes the full Lithuanian list submitted.