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Issue 88
Winter 2010
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

Using Essential Oils against Drug-Resistant Bacteria: New Treatment Possibilities for a Global Health Priority?

Ethical Trading and Fair Trade Certification: The Growing Market for Botanicals with Ecological and Social Certification
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Herb Profiles


ABC News
Employee Profile: Rebecca Petee
ABC Hosts 3 Herb Walks for AHG, CRN, and the Public
Organization News
The Community Supported Herbal Medicine Movement
World News
17th US Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin: Passionate Palm Conservationist
Office of Dietary Supplements Issues 5-year Plan
Whole Foods Market Raises Standards for Organic Labeling on Personal Care Products Sold in its Stores
Research Reviews
Bacopa Extract Produces Evidence of Memory Improvements in the Elderly
Hibiscus Extract Helps Reduce Blood Glucose and Triglycerides and Increase HDL-Cholesterol Levels in People with Metabolic Syndrome
Pycnogenol® and Aloe Cream Effective in Treating Hemorrhoidal Pain in 2 Trials
Special Turmeric Curcumin Formulation (Meriva®) Relieves Osteoarthritis Symptoms
Legal & Regulatory
Chinese Herbal Medicine Clears US FDA Phase II Trials
Conference Reports
Society for Economic Botany Holds 51st Annual Meeting
Book Reviews
Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science
An Oak Spring Herbaria: Herbs and Herbals from the Fourteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries: A Selection of the Rare Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art in the Collection of Rachel Lambert Mellon
Herbal Medicine: Trends & Traditions
Integrative Women’s Health
PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) 11(1). Medicinal Plants 1
Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon
USP Dietary Supplements Compendium, 2009-2010
New Book Profiles
In Memoriam
José Luis Guardiola Bárcena
Peter Jenson
Georgina Jolliffe
James A. Joseph
Edward Joseph Shellard