Avoid the Tincture

Prince Charles is accused of 'outright quackery'

March 11, 2009

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Avoid the Tincture

6:15 PM -- Prince Charles has found himself up against daunting (and uniquely British) accusations of "outright quackery" over a supplement product he sells, called -- get ready for it -- Duchy Herbals Detox Tincture, Reuters reports.

  • Edzard Ernst, professor of complementary medicine at Peninsula Medical School in Exeter, said Charles is exploiting a gullible public at a time of financial hardship...

    "Prince Charles contributes to the ill health of the nation by pretending we can all overindulge, then take his tincture and be fine again," he said in a statement.

    "Under the banner of holistic and integrative healthcare, he thus promotes a 'quick fix' and outright quackery."

    The 60-year-old prince, a long-time advocate of alternative and sustainable agriculture, founded Duchy Originals in 1990 to promote organic food and farming, with profits going to charity.

Yes, how could you, Prince Charles? How could you use a silly product to promote sustainable agriculture and make money for charity? You fiend.

After everything else we've had to mock the Prince of Wales about, are we really settling for this?

— Red Panda, Light Reading

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