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Issue 62
Spring 2004
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Center: Sanctuary Garden Installation
The Functions of Tomato Lycopene and Its Role in Human Health
Devil's Club (Oplopanax horridus): An Ethnobotanical Review
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ABC News
ABC's Herbal Information Course Now Available
Seminar Topics for Amazon and Machu Picchu Tour Set
Volunteers are indispensable to operation of ABC
ABC Employee Profile: Cecelia Thompson
Organization News
New Leadership at Foundation for Integrative Healthcare
Columbia University’s Rosenthal Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Grants & Awards
Conservation Planning For Echinacea Species
World News
Research to Determine Osha's Economic Potential as a Sustainable Agricultural Crop
How much osha is out there?
ACT Partners with 14 Tribes to Map and Protect Amazon Forest
Monsanto Drops Designs for Plant-based Drug Production
German Commission E Moves to Clarify Possible Herb-Drug Interaction Pharmacokinetics
Herb from China may be Mother of all Flowering Plants
Research Reviews
Andrographis and Eleuthero Extract for the Treatment of URTInfections
Melatonin Found in Herbs Used in Kampo Medicines and Its Effects in Humans
Ivy Extracts Show Benefit in Pediatric Bronchial Asthma
Ginkgo Extract Reduces Visual Field Damage in Patients with Glaucoma
Maca Has No Effect on Male Reproductive Hormones in Trial
Market Report
German Natural Medicine Survey 2002 Shows over 40 Percent Increase in Use in 32 Years
Legal & Regulatory
FDA Issues Final Rule Banning Ephedra
FTC Issues Reports on Deceptive Weight Loss Advertising
British Government Calls for Regulation of Herbal and Acupuncture Practitioners in UK
Conference Reports
About the MPWG…
Industrial Leadership Conference on Sustainable Sourcing of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Book Reviews
Medicinal Plants of the World by Ben-Erik Van Wyk and Michael Wink.
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.): Production and Utilization. Thomas S.C. Li and Thomas H.J.
Ethnobiology and Biocultural Diversity. John R. Stepp, Felice S. Wyndham and Rebecca K. Zarger (eds.)
In Memoriam
Ying-Jie Chen 1936-2003
Book Profiles
New Book Profiles
Clinical Update
Black Cohosh Safely and Effectively Treats Hot Flashes in Women Taking Tamoxifen
Ginkgo biloba Extract EGb 761® Shows No Effect on Bleeding Time in Healthy Volunteers
Use of St. John's wort with Oral Contraceptives May Lead to Increased Intracyclic Bleeding Episodes
Echinacea purpurea Syrup Fails to Decrease Duration or Severity of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Children but Shows Possible "Window of Protection" for Reinfections