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Please cite the HerbMed® database in any publication as:
American Botanical Council , Inc: HerbMed Database, www.herbmed.org
If you are citing a specific herb record, e.g., Ginkgo biloba:
American Botanical Council , Inc: HerbMed Database, Ginkgo biloba record,http://www.herbmed.org/index.html#param.wapp?sw_page=viewHerb%3FherbID%3D1
If you cite one of the references in the database, just cite the primary reference directly.
If you want to cite one of the brief summaries, proceed as for a quote within a paper. Cite the summary in full, followed by the reference in parentheses. For example:
"The bioavailability of the main active ingredient in Ginkgo biloba extract, ginkgolid B, was higher in volunteers treated with 40mg twice daily as compared to the single 80mg dose." Drago 2002
(From American Botanical Council , Inc: HerbMed Database, Ginkgo biloba record, sub-category Clinical Trialshttp://www.herbmed.org/index.html#param.wapp?sw_page=viewHerb%3FherbID%3D1)
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All scientifically qualified expert researchers of the data in the database, HerbMed®, past and present, are acknowledged in the About Us section - see top bar. Their specific roles, with dates, are also acknowledged in the History of Record section at the foot of each herb record, e.g. Echinacea.(http://www.herbmed.org/index.html#param.wapp?sw_page=viewHerb%3FherbID%3D6). History of record:
ORIGINAL RESEARCH BY: Soaring Bear, Ph.D. May 1999
MAJOR REVISION BY: Jerry Cott, Ph.D. July 2000
LATEST UPDATE BY: J Mohanasundaram, MD PhD January 2010
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