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Issue 83
Summer 2009
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Steps Towards Revival of Graeco-Arabic Medicine in the Middle East: A New Project
England’s Kew Gardens Celebrates 250 Years
Cordyceps sinensis Medicinal Fungus: Traditional Use among Tibetan People, Harvesting Techniques, and Modern Uses
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Herb Profiles


ABC News
Meet ABC Board Member Morris Shriftman: Groundbreaking Marketer for the Natural and Organic Industries
Employee Profile: Holly Ferguson
ABC’s Green Garden Practices and Community Outreach Programs

Creating HerbMed®— A Combination of Expert Curation and Automatic Generation

Organization News
USP Withdraws Proposed Caution Statement for Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract
World News
Project BudBurst: Observing Plant Life Cycle Events to Track the Effects of Climate Change
Egyptian Herbal Wine: A 5,000-Year-Old Vintage
Prince of Wales’ UK Company Launches Herbal Line
WHO Congress Passes Beijing Declaration on Traditional Medicine
Research Reviews
Hibiscus Tea Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Herbal Formula with Butterbur Root Extract Improves Psychological Outcomes in Psychosomatic Disorders
Ivy Leaf Extract Found Safe and Possibly Effective for Bronchitis in Open, Multicenter Study
Lemon Juice and Lemongrass Infusion Beneficial for Treating Oral Thrush in HIV/AIDS Patients
Survey: Newspapers Under-report Herbal Clinical Trials and Tend to Show Negative Bias
Pilot Study Finds Low-Hyperforin St. John’s Wort Extract Does Not Interact with Oral Contraceptive
CITES Plants Committee Meeting – Report from Buenos Aires: AHPA Continues its Involvement in CITES Policy Development
Legal & Regulatory
GAO Calls for More Dietary Supplement Regulation
Conference Reports
Late Herbalist Michael Moore’s Life and Legacy Celebrated at Conference
Book Reviews
Nutraceuticals: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals
Western Herbs According to Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Practitioner’s Guide
Herbal Pearls: Traditional Chinese Folk Wisdom
Herb, Nutrient and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies
Stevia: The Genus Stevia
African-American Slave Medicine: Herbal and Non-Herbal Treatments
Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants
Dietary Supplements Pocket Companion
Chia: Rediscovering a Forgotten Crop of the Aztecs
In Memoriam
Juliette de Bairacli Levy 1912–2009
Victor Siaulys 1936–2009
Peter Tetenyi 1924–2009