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Issue 59
Summer 2003
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Lack of Evidence of Kava-Related Hepatotoxicity in Native Populations in Savaii, Samoa
Rooibos Tea: Research into Antioxidant and Antimutagenic Properties
Using Cultural Items for Science is No Longer Acceptable: Objections to "The Patterson Bundle"
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ABC News
ABC Expands Safety Information for Herbal Product Labels
Sustainable Health and Beauty: Aveda Sponsors Benefit for ABC
Federal Employees Can Support ABC through Workplace Giving
Dietetic Interns from Mayo Clinic Help ABC While Learning
ABC Board of Trustees Adds Three Members
Organization News
CRN Aims for Congressional Education, Dialog with New Ads
AHP Adds Ginkgo Leaf Monograph to Series
Herb Day USA Postponed to Fall 2004
Georgetown School of Medicine Creates First-ever Masters Program in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Australasian College of Herbal Studies Receives National Accreditation
Evidence-Based Naturopathic Medicine Residency Program Started by Standard Process
New Official Monographs Published in the European Pharmacopeia
Research Reviews
Effects of Juice on Kidney Stone Formation
Effectiveness of Ginkgo Extract in Persons with No History of Neurocognitive Dysfunction
Habitual Tea Drinkers May Have Increased Bone Mineral Density
Lavender Oil May Help Agitation in Severe Dementia
Intake of Dietary Catechins May Reduce Risk of Death from Ischemic Heart Disease
Treatment of Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Padma Lax
Market Report
Phytomedicine Sales Off Slightly in Germany
Legal & Regulatory
The Slow Demise of FDA Censorship
AHPA's Input on Saw Palmetto Health Claims Filed in Court
Industry Increasingly Nervous about Drug Orientation of FDA's Proposed GMPs for Dietary Supplements: High Costs Threaten Smaller Companies
Conference Reports
Third World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants for Human Welfare
Book Reviews
Vetiveria: The Genus Vetiveria, edited by Massimo Maffei
Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods: A Practical Guide to FDA Regulation, by Stuart M. Pape, Danial A. Kracov, Paul D. Rubin
Tapping the Green Market: Certification & Management of Non-Timber Forest Products, edited by Patricia Shanley, Alan Pierce, Sarah A. Laird & Abraham Guillen

Applied Ethnobotany: People, Wild Plant Use and Conservation by Anthony B. Cunningham

In Memoriam
Paul Githinji Kabochi 1942-2003
William LeSassier 1948-2003
Book Profiles
New Book Profiles
Plant Patents
Australasian College of Herbal Studies Receives National Accreditation
Betulinic Acid Derivatives for Skin Melanoma