Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.


Oscar Pistorius used 'herbal remedy'

Oscar Pistorius's representatives confirmed the substance found in his bedroom after the shooting death of his girlfriend as Testis compositum, and said it is a herbal remedy used "in aid of muscle recovery".

It is also marketed in both oral and injectable forms as a testosterone booster and a sexual enhancer, but is not on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list.

South African police said during Pistorius's bail hearing that they had found needles in his bedroom along with the substance, incorrectly named as testosterone.