More than 1,000 research reviews and other critical article reviews about herbal medicine are now available on CD-ROM. The collection, gathered from the American Botanical Council’s HerbClip Education Service, provides a useful database of the most important research published from 1996 through 1999 in nearly 300 journals, newsletters, special reports, government documents, and the popular press. Topics range from clinical research and plant monographs to industry standards and herb safety.
HerbClip Education Service is one of ABC’s most important projects: to distill the massive amount of literature on herbal medicines. Through HerbClip, ABC staff summarize and critique journal articles and often add insights and links to other issues. The reviews are peer reviewed and then distributed twice each month, along with copies of the original articles. HerbClip readers include government officials, academic professors, researchers, healthcare professionals, and industry leaders who value this way to keep up-to-date on the latest information and findings that may affect research, marketing, and responsible use of medicinal plants. HerbClip on CD-ROM provides a searchable, sortable database of the critical reviews, without the articles.
The CD-ROM (item #HC04), designed for PC-platform computers, is available for $100 through the ABC catalog included in this issue of HerbalGram, and on the ABC website. Samples are also available for viewing on the website:
For more information on how you can receive the full HerbClip Educational Service, or to add HerbClip to your website, call Wayne Silverman, 512/926-4900, or email