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Issue 39
Spring 1997
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

Kava: An Overview.

The Kava Ceremony.
Botanical Characteristics of Kava.
Chemistry of Kava.
Pharmacology of Kava and its Constituents.
Profile: Great Botanists/Herbalists Series; Henry Hurd Rusby; 1855-1940.
Rusby's Commercial Ventures.
Dear Reader
Dear Reader
ABC News
The Case Mill Homestead: Future Home of The American Botanical Council's Herbal Education and Research Center.
'fx': Chemically Adulterated Product Does Not Contain Kava.
ABC Activities: August-December, 1996.
World News
American Chemical Society Gives Platinum Award to Kinghorn & Balandrin.
Herbal Petrol: a Hot Item.
Distinguished Professor Tyler Retires.
Research Reviews
Meta-analysis of Clinical Trials on St. John's Wort for Depression.
Bromelain and Musculoskeletal Injuries.
Case Report of Pokeweed Toxicity: Severe Gastrointestinal Upset May Affect Cardiac Activity.
Antidiabetic Properties of Bitter Melon.
Anti-anxiety Effects of Chamomile Compounds.
Benefits of Grape Seed Extract.
Herbs and Spices with Antioxidant and/or Antimicrobial Compounds.
Licorice Extract and Glycyrrhizin Activity.
Market Report
German medicine market segments with a high share of phytotherapeutics.
Most frequently prescribed herbal monopreparations in Germany, listed according to active ingredient and sales.
Market Report.
Legal & Regulatory
Ma Huang Update: Ohio Amends Ephedrine Ban; Herb Products Allowed with Limited Alkaloid Levels.
Texas Pulls Back Proposed Regulations Banning Ephedra.
California Requires Warning Labels for Products Containing Stimulant Laxative Herbs: GNC Requiring Laxative Warning Labels in all Stores.
Report on the Conference of the Codex Alimentarius: Regulators Meet to Establish International Standards for Foods.
Overview of Codex Procedures.
Conference Reports
European Phytomedicines: Research Updates on Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Clinical Applications.
Book Reviews
Top 10 Sellers of ABC Book Store.
Excerpts from Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice.
The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act: A Legislative History and Analysis.
Healing with Plants in the American and Mexican West.
Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry: Volume 37; Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.
Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Great Lakes Region.
CRC Handbook of Medicinal Mints (Aromathematics) Phytochemicals and Biological Activities.
Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of Qatar.

Handbook of Non-Prescription Drugs: 11th Edition.

Non-Prescription Products: Formulations & Features
In Memoriam
A.L. Tommie Bass: 1908-1996.
Arthur E. Schwarting: 1917-1996.
Robert C. Sohn: 1939-1997.
Alfred Vogel: 1902-1996.
Herb Blurbs
Herb Blurbs.
Media Watch
Herbalism Thrives in New Mexico.
Rare Plants Make Economic Contributions.
Renewed Success of Pink Lady's Slipper in New England.
Pharmacy Students Study in Belize Rainforest.
Plant Patents
Plant Patents.
Special Report
Common Burdock: Arctium minus (Hill) Bernh.; Family Asteraceae.