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Issue 99
Fall 2013
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Cannabis and Schizophrenia
Herbs and Erectile Dysfunction: A Review of Traditional Use and Modern Clinical Evidence
Dear Reader
Qualifying an Analytical Laboratory and Avoiding a “Dry Lab,” etc.
Herb Profiles


ABC News
Noted Herb Expert Joins American Botanical Council as Chief Science Officer: Dr. Stefan Gafner Brings Years of Technical Expertise as Pharmacist and Natural Products Chemist to ABC’s Educational Publications and Programs
ABC Advertising Representative Profile: Lance Lawhon
Organization News
American Herbalists Guild Welcomes New Executive Director and Journal Editor
Traditional Roots Institute Established in Portland
World News
Killing of Endangered Animals Continues for Usage in Traditional Medicine and Bogus Remedies
Research Reviews
Acute Dose of Bacopa Extract Improves Cognitive Performance
Water-Based Kava Extract for Generalized Anxiety Disorder Shows No Adverse Effects in Liver Function
Medicinal Dose of Water-Based Kava Extract Does Not Impair Driving Ability
Saffron Extract Improves Retinal Function in Patients with Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Zembrin® Sceletium Extract Shown Safe in Trial in Healthy Adults
Market Report
Herb Supplement Sales Increase 5.5% in 2012: Herbal Supplement Sales Rise for 9th Consecutive Year; Turmeric Sales Jump 40% in Natural Channel
Legal & Regulatory
Botanical New Drug Applications – The Final Frontier
Book Reviews
American Herbal Products Association’s Botanical Safety Handbook
Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany
Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage
Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, and Degenerative Disease Prevention
Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle
Book Profiles
New Book Profiles
Photo Finish
Quality Control
How to Qualify an Analytical Laboratory for Analysis of Herbal Dietary Ingredients and Avoid Using a “Dry Lab”: A review of issues related to using a contract analytical laboratory by industry, academia, and regulatory agencies