ABC’s Sustainable Herbs Program Launches Updated Sustainability and Regenerative Practices Toolkit 2.0
Remembering Peter Gorman: 1951-2022
Israeli Company Uses Novel Approach to Create Proprietary Herbal Honeys
Dr. Joe Betz Joins ABC Board of Trustees. March 1, 2023.
Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program News
NEW Botanical Adulterants Prevention Monitor. March 16, 2023. Issue 27 contains updates on ginger authenticity, quality assessments of supplements sold online, a recall of cinnamon bark extract, and more.
Cinnamon and Diabetes
Raymond Cooper: 1949–2022
Did you know? HerbalGram is available in three digital formats: PDF, page-flip, and HTML. Check them out!
This book is a comprehensive review of the scientific literature, including preclinical and human clinical studies, on cannabidiol (CBD), a nonintoxicating compound in cannabis (Cannabis spp., Cannabaceae). The authors examine research about the chemical and pharmacological aspects of CBD and CBD’s interaction with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychotropic compound found in cannabis. They also review the current state of knowledge about CBD’s effectiveness for a variety of conditions including epilepsy, cancer, nausea, pain, anxiety, PTSD, depression, sleep disorders, psychosis, and addiction.
Excerpted from CBD: What Does the Science Say? by Linda A. Parker, Erin M. Rock, and Raphael Mechoulam. Reprinted with permission from The MIT Press. ©2022.
Top Herbs in Sports Nutrition. Nutritional Outlook. March 14, 2023. These three popular herbs have promising clinical research to support their benefits for athletes, such as raising testosterone levels and increasing nitric oxide levels.
It’s Lawmakers vs. Veterans over Delta-8. Austin-American Statesman. March 13, 2023. As state officials argue for banning the hemp-derived compound, Texas veterans have vouched for it as a safer alternative to treatment with opioids.
East Asian Herb May Boost Physical and Mental Performance: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. March 13, 2023. Daily supplementation with an extract from jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) may boost physical performance and reduce mental fatigue in healthy adults.
Keanu Reeves’s Latest Role? Fungus-Killing Bacterial Compound. The New York Times. March 8, 2023. Researchers in Germany were so impressed with a bacterial compound’s ability to fight fungal strains that devastate commercial crops that they named it in reference to the actor’s implacable character John Wick.
For Gardeners, Botanical Latin Is a Language Worth Learning. AP News. February 28, 2023. Learning the Latin binomials for plants can ensure that gardeners are receiving the correct species of plant they seek, as common names may cause confusion.
The Ancient Drink that Powers Indonesia. BBC. February 22, 2023. Jamu, a homemade herbal tincture whose recipe varies from person to person, originated in the royal courts of Java 1,300 years ago but remains popular in modern times.
Cocoa Flavanols Health Claims Approval Further Validates Rich Vein of Research. Natural Products Insider. February 22, 2023. The US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a cardiovascular disease-reduction claim for cocoa flavanols is a sign that the research on these ingredients is increasingly robust.
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Addressing the Coffee Supply Chain Disruptions. Rainforest Alliance. March 13, 2023.
Noah’s Ark for Plants Hits Important Milestone: 40,000 Different Plant Species Now Banked at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. March 10, 2023.
AHPA Welcomes New and Re-elected Board Trustees. AHPA. March 9, 2023.
The New York Botanical Garden Expands Celebrated Science Team with Appointments of Internationally Renowned Scholars as New Chief Science Officer, Inaugural Vice President for Urban Conservation Strategy. New York Botanical Garden. March 9, 2023.
Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Legislation Advances in Three States. NORML. March 9, 2023.
The Forest Farmers Handbook — 2nd Edition (Free Download). United Plant Savers. March 7, 2023.
FDA Launches New Directory of Ingredients Used in Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements. US Food and Drug Administration. March 6, 2023.
CRN Foundation’s Economic Report Outlines Value of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in Reducing Medical Costs Associated with Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). February 24, 2023.
AHPA Submits Comments to FDA on Proposed Rule for ‘Healthy’ Claims. AHPA. February 23, 2023.
FDA’s Proposed Definition of ‘Healthy’ a Step Forward but Benefits to Consumers Will Be Limited. Center for Science in the Public Interest. February 16, 2023.
FDA ‘Healthy’ Claim Proposal Should Include Supplements and Functional Foods, Says CRN. CRN. February 16, 2023.
Analysis: Cannabis Use Associated with Lower Blood Pressure Levels. NORML. February 16, 2023.
Ginseng: Myths, Facts, and Possibilities. Online. April 24, 2023.
HerbDay at ABC. Austin, Texas. May 6, 2023.
Kootenay Herb Gathering. Salmo, BC, Canada. July 7-9, 2023.
2023 American Society of Pharmacognosy Annual Meeting. Bethesda, Maryland. July 22–26, 2023.
Cannabis Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. August 15-17, 2023.
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