A Healthy Future for Natural Medicine: Empowered by Specific Evidence
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Hydrangea Extract Shown to Be Beneficial in Decreasing Body Weight, Hip Circumference, and Abdominal Fat
American Botanical Council Publishes 9,000th HerbClip Research Summary. February 2, 2023.
Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program News
New BAPP Paper in Journal of Natural Products Reviews How Adulterators Attempt to Deceive Laboratory Analytical Methods. January 31, 2023.
Herb Market Report
Chamomile and Rhinitis
The Essential Guide to Western Botanical Medicine
Lyle Craker: 1941–2022
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Seaweed and Onion Skins: British Companies Look to Natural Products to Replace Plastic. Marketplace. February 13, 2023. Following the British government’s announcement of a ban on single-use plastic, companies are investigating alternative packaging sourced from sustainable natural sources.
Mosquitos Bugging You? Ole Miss Researchers Working on Repellant. Here’s What We Know. Clarion Ledger. February 10, 2023. The National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi has identified a flower that could be used to make mosquito repellant, which has implications for the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses including malaria, West Nile virus, and others.
The Zombie Fungus that Inspired ‘The Last of Us’ Is Actually Edible — And Super Common. Bon Appétit. February 1, 2023. In the story of the popular video game and television show, the Cordyceps fungus has evolved to infect the human brain, but these parasitic fungi only attach to insects, and have been consumed by humans for thousands of years.
Coffee with Milk May Have an Anti-Inflammatory Effect. ScienceDaily. January 30, 2023. The interaction between polyphenols and proteins, such as the addition of milk to coffee, increased the ability of immune cells to fight inflammation.
FDA Concludes that CBD Needs Its Own Regulatory Pathway Separate from Dietary Supplements and Food. Nutritional Outlook. January 26, 2023. According to a statement, the agency has reached the conclusion that “a new regulatory pathway for CBD is needed that balances individuals’ desire for access to CBD products with the regulatory oversight needed to manage risks.”
What Science Says About the Potential Healing Effects of Essential Oils. Discover. January 19, 2023. As essential oils increase in popularity, it is important for consumers to be aware of their actions, safety, and evidence of efficacy.
NMI Releases 2023 Sustainability Report. WholeFoods Magazine. January 17, 2023. The Natural Marketing Institute’s research shows that consumers continue to hold strong attitudes toward environmental protection and are taking small, progressive steps toward more environmentally friendly behaviors.
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Our Certification Program in 2023 — Innovation and Constant Improvement. Rainforest Alliance. February 9, 2023.
New AOAC Strategic Plan 2023–2025. AOAC International. February 8, 2023.
Trade Associations Commend Senators Lee and Sinema for Highlighting Dietary Supplements and Establishing Natural Products Industry Week. Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). February 8, 2023.
AOAC INTERNATIONAL’S New Edition of Official Methods of Analysis Published on Oxford Academic. AOAC International. February 7, 2023.
Outstanding Conservationists Honoured by IUCN. International Union for Conservation of Nature. February 6, 2023.
Statement: Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Allowed in Australia Through Special Access Scheme. MAPS. February 3, 2023.
NYBG’s 2023 Black History Month Celebration Explores the Enduring Botanical Legacy of the African Diaspora and the Contributions of Contemporary Advocates. New York Botanical Garden. February 3, 2023.
Khan Recognized for Contributions to Safety, Effectiveness of Botanical Dietary Supplements. United Natural Products Alliance. February 3, 2023.
State Medical Cannabis Laws Graded by Patient Advocates in New Report. Americans for Safe Access. February 2, 2023.
Lloyd Library Celebrates Women’s History Month with a Focus on Trees. Lloyd Library. February 1, 2023.
AHPA Updates CITES Primer to Include New Botanical Species Listings. AHPA. January 30, 2023.
FDA Response on CBD Fails Consumers and Industry and Highlights Agency’s Four Years of Inaction. CRN. January 26, 2023.
FDA’s Dereliction of Duty on CBD Regulation Continues. Natural Products Association. January 26, 2023.
FDA Concludes that Existing Regulatory Frameworks for Foods and Supplements Are Not Appropriate for Cannabidiol, Will Work with Congress on a New Way Forward. US Food & Drug Administration. January 26, 2023.
How New Cosmetic Laws Will Affect Herbal Products. AHPA. January 25, 2023.
AHPA Seeks Removal of Chinese Herb Tariffs in US Trade Representative Review. AHPA. January 24, 2023.
Dr. Smith Publishes New Textbook, Naturopathic Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide. National University of Health Sciences. January 24, 2023.
CRN Foundation’s Economic Report Shows the Potential of Certain Dietary Supplements to Reduce Medical Costs Associated with Coronary Artery Disease. CRN. January 23, 2023.
Analysis: Long-Term Cannabis Use Not Significantly Detrimental to Overall Health. NORML. January 19, 2023.
CRN Commemorates 50th Anniversary in 2023. CRN. January 18, 2023.
SHP Webinar: Sustainability Standards and Certifications as a Tool, Part 2. Online. February 23, 2023. Continuing the discussion from the webinar on January 26th, this webinar will cover certifications and sustainability standards from the perspectives of producer groups. Register here.
Stress and Sleep: Finding the Balance. Online. April 25, 2023.
HerbDay at ABC. Austin, Texas. May 6, 2023.
2023 American Society of Pharmacognosy Annual Meeting. Bethesda, Maryland. July 22–26, 2023.
16th International Herb Symposium. Norton, Massachusetts, and Online. June 9–11, 2023.
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