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Issue 69
Winter 2006
HerbalGram
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Features
Herbal Medicine in Belarus
JimsonWeed: History, Perceptions, Traditional Uses, and Potential Therapeutic Benefits of the Genus Datura
Dear Reader
Self-Regulation by the Herb Industry
ABC News
A Future Pharmacist Shares Her Experience of the Peruvian Amazon
ABC Develops "Healthy Ingredients" Database
Planned Giving Programs Support ABC and Provide Personal Financial Advantages
ABC Launches Second Online Herbal Information Course
Garlic Galore from the Gardens
American Botanical Council Receives Inaugural Weil Foundation Grant
Organization News
OCOM Gives First Clinical Doctoral Degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
HerbDay 2006 Scheduled for October 14th
Dan Church Selected as Bastyr University's New President
Grants & Awards
Farnsworth Honored with ASP Research Achievement Award
CRN Honors Industry Experts at Annual Conference
Aloe Leaders Honored with International Aloe Science Council Hall of Fame Award
Brian Berman Receives 2005 Bravewell Leadership Award
World News
Mount Diablo Buckwheat Rediscovered
Organic Bouquet Initiates Bio-Friendly Flower Trend
Gates Foundation Invests $42.6 Million in Malaria Drug Research
Experts Recommend More Funding to Develop Traditional Herbal Medicines to Treat Malaria
American Ginseng Root Smugglers Caught Off China Shores
Research Reviews
Indian Tinospora Shows Positive Results in Treating Allergic Rhinitis
Study Shows No Neuropsychological Efficacy for Cranberry Juice in Cognitively Intact Older Adults
Liv.52® Ayurvedic Herb Combination Shows Benefit for Liver Cirrhosis in Small Trial
Special Butterbur Leaf Extract (Ze 339) as Effective as Antihistamine for Intermittent Allergic Rhinitis
Safety and Efficacy of Remifemin(R) Black Cohosh Extract in Alleviating Symptoms of Menopause Confirmed in Large Clinical Trial
Study in New England Journal of Medicine Tests Efficacy of Low-Dose Echinacea Extracts in the Treatment of Rhinovirus Infection
Sativex® Cannabis-Based Medicine Reduces Pain in MS Patients
Peppermint Oil May Reduce Daytime Sleepiness
Guest Editorial
Media Spins Numbers on Bitter Orange AERs Based on Erroneous Information from FDA Review Finds All But One "Report" Associated with Ephedrine or Caffeine
Market Report
China Projected to Become Top Tea Exporter
Tata Tea Buys Good Earth Tea
Legal & Regulatory
AHPA Adopts New and Revised Trade Recommendations for Herb Industry Self-Regulation
Herb Industry Self-Regulation Initiative on Common Names for Herbal Ingredients Becomes Federal Law in January
Conference Reports
Second Annual Nutrition and Health Conference: The State of the Science and Clinical Applications
First European Ayurveda Congress
NIH Holds Conference on Dietary Supplements, Coagulation, and Antithrombotic Therapies
Book Reviews
The Medicinal Uses of Cannabis and Cannabinoids
The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes
Plants of Haida Gwaii: Xaadaa Gwaay gud gina k'aws (Skidegate) Xaadaa Gwaayee guu giin k'aws (Massett)
In Memoriam
Gaylord A. Nelson 1916-2005
Peter Pang 1941-2005
Book Profiles
New Book Profiles
On the Cover
On the Cover: Red Clover