Community Ecology Institute Purchases Jim and Peggy Duke’s ‘Green Farmacy Garden’
The Top 10 HerbalEGram Articles of 2022
American Botanical Council’s Year in Review: 2022
Josef Brinckmann Named President of American Botanical Council’s Board of Trustees. January 17, 2023.
US Herbal Supplement Sales Increased by 9.7% in 2021. December 19, 2022.
Loomis Enzymes Adopts Rose Hip through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program. December 15, 2022.
Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program News
ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Laboratory Guidance Document on Arnica Flowers. January 4, 2023.
Sustainable Herbs Program News
How Many Medicinal Plants Are Cultivated? January 2, 2023.
Systems Change in the Herb Industry. December 28, 2022.
Regenerative Turmeric in Nicaragua
Thailand Gives Away Cannabis Plants
Aronia and Metabolic Syndrome
Saffron and Diabetes
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Focusing on eastern North America, this book integrates the traditional knowledge and science of herbalism and permaculture for a comprehensive guide to the ecological restoration of native edible and medicinal plants. Botanist and author Jared Rosenbaum draws from his own practice and experiences with native plant communities to offer techniques and guidelines that improve both landscapes and a person’s connection to nature. The book includes stories from Rosenbaum’s work, detailed plant profiles, how to monitor and prepare a site, and more. As Rosenbaum writes: “Ecological restoration is a way of connecting to and healing nature, returning the gifts that we receive from the plants and the living earth.”
Wild Plant Culture can be purchased from the publisher. Use coupon code Wild25 at checkout to receive 25% off this title. Discount is valid through February 17, 2023, on both the print and e-book editions. ©2023 New Society Publishers. Material is used with permission and may not be reprinted for any other purpose.
International Flavors and Fragrances Study Shows Potential for Cistus incarnatus Extract Against Stress-related Signs of Aging. CosmeticsDesign.com. January 13, 2023. IFF researchers recently released a study on an extract of a Mediterranean shrub with the potential to prevent stress-related signs of aging like wrinkles.
Olives, the Source of ‘Liquid Gold,’ Offer More Treasures to Unlock. Phys.org. January 13, 2023. Only about 25% of the olive fruit is used in oil production, which leaves waste products with many benefits left to give, including fiber, protein, and antioxidants.
New Research Reveals Increased Coffee Consumption May Reduce Severity of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Those with Type 2 Diabetes. EurekAlert! January 12, 2023. New scientific research suggests that both caffeine and polyphenols in coffee may help to reduce the severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among overweight participants with type 2 diabetes.
FDA Plans to Respond ‘Soon’ to CBD-related Citizen Petitions. Natural Products Insider. January 10, 2023. Statements from the agency suggest it may look to Congress for a solution on regulating the hemp-based compound in food and dietary supplements.
Coaxing Fungi into Revealing Their Best-Kept Secrets. Technology Networks. January 9, 2023. A team of researchers at Rice University is surveying fungal genomes for medically useful compounds in hopes of increasing the pace of new drug discovery.
Carotenoids for Cognition: Study Suggests Link Between Intake and Brain Health. NutraIngredients.com. January 6, 2023. Better performances in cognitive function tests were associated with increased dietary intakes of α-carotene and β-carotene in elderly participants.
How Integrative Oncology Is Transforming Cancer Care. Open Access Government. January 5, 2023. Integrative oncology, which is a patient-centered field of cancer care that works in conjunction with conventional cancer therapies, is growing in recognition, as National Cancer Institute-funded centers increasingly offer therapies such as yoga, nutrition counseling, dietary supplements, and natural products.
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Herbs in History: Flax and Ginger. American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). January 17, 2023.
In Memoriam: Robert ‘Bob’ Beyfuss (March 15, 1905-January 12, 2023). AHPA. January 17, 2023.
Call for Articles and Member Contributions to the 2023 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation. United Plant Savers. January 14, 2023.
Analysis: Adult-Use Legalization Associated with Less Alcohol Abuse, No Increase in Psychosis. NORML. January 12, 2023.
Analysis: Labor Markets Not Adversely Impacted by Adult-Use Legalization. NORML. January 5, 2023.
Review: Clinical Trial Data Establishes Efficacy of Cannabinoids to Treat Chronic Pain, Aid Sleep. NORML. January 5, 2023.
Scientists Share Plant-Based Drug Discoveries with the Lloyd Library. Lloyd Library. January 4, 2023.
CRN Applauds New York Governor Hochul’s Veto of Legislation That Called for Age Restrictions on Dietary Supplement Sales. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 3, 2023.
NSF Launches 229 China GMP for Nutritional Supplements. NSF International. January 2023.
AHPA Updates 14 Entries to the Online Botanical Safety Handbook, 2nd ed. in Final 2022 Release. AHPA. December 21, 2022.
Top 10 Plant and Fungal Species Named New to Science in 2022. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. December 21, 2022.
Presidential Wrap-up of GA in 2022. Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research. December 21, 2022.
AHPA Reflects on 40-year History of Defending Herb Safety as Part of Continued Commitment to Move Industry Forward. AHPA. December 19, 2022.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Announces Educational Partnership with the Holistic Entrepreneur Association. Maryland University of Integrative Health. December 16, 2022.
FairWild Foundation Launches Special Appeal to Support Sustainable Wild Harvest. FairWild Foundation. December 2022.
Integrative Healthcare Symposium. New York, NY. February 23–25, 2023. This event will bring together practitioners from both the traditional and conventional medicine sectors to learn from evidence-based, clinically relevant presentations about alternative and complementary approaches to health care. Register here.
SHP Webinar: Sustainability Standards and Certifications as a Tool. Online. January 26, 2023.
Herbal Support for Long COVID. Online. January 30, 2023.
International Conference on the Science of Botanicals. Oxford, Mississippi. April 24–27, 2023.
2023 American Society of Pharmacognosy Annual Meeting. Bethesda, Maryland. July 22–26, 2023.
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