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Herbal Medicine Community Mourns the Death of Steven Foster

January 17, 2022 — It is with a deeply saddened heart that we share with you the unexpected news of the passing of our dear friend, longtime ABC contributor, and member of the ABC Board of Trustees Steven Foster. The author or co-author of 19 books and hundreds of articles, and a true master of the herbal literature, especially the Eclectic medical literature of the late 19th and early 20th century, Steven was also a renowned photographer of herbs and medicinal plants with an eye for beauty in every leaf and flower who was unparalleled in the global botanical community.

ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Bulletin on Adulteration of Eleuthero Root and Extracts

January 18, 2022 — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin on eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus) root and extracts.

HerbalGram Publishes Seminal Article by Steven Foster on Saw Palmetto

December 15, 2021

The American Botanical Council recently published an extensive review of saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) in the winter issue (#132) of HerbalGram, ABC’s quarterly, peer-reviewed magazine. The cover story, by noted herbal expert, author, and photographer Steven Foster, explores the plant’s history of use, trade, conservation concerns, ecology, and biology, among other topics.

Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes St. John’s Wort Laboratory Guidance Document

December 16, 2021

The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program announces the publication of a new Laboratory Guidance Document on St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) raw material and products. The document provides guidance for industry, academic, and regulatory analytical laboratories to be able to accurately and adequately test for identity and authenticity and detect potential adulteration of St John’s wort raw materials and extracts.

ABC and SHP Present Free Webinars Covering SHP Toolkit, Ethnobotany, and More

January 18, 2022

The American Botanical Council and Sustainable Herbs Program are hosting a series of free webinars with leaders in the botanical community. Topics include the SHP Toolkit, a special Ethnobotany Series, and more. Register for webinars here.