This month holds some exciting opportunities to learn about herbal medicine. We are proud to announce the upcoming release of a new book, The Identification of Medicinal Plants: A Handbook of the Morphology of Botanicals in Commerce. The book focuses on the straightforward visual, macroscopic identification of more than 150 species of botanicals. It was written by Wendy Applequist, PhD in cooperation with the Missouri Botanical Garden. The publication will be ready to ship next month; within the next week, you will receive more detailed information about how to order your copy.
Also, be sure to participate in one or both of the Webinars [more info] that ABC founder and Executive Director will be leading in cooperation with Nutrilearn. The first one Dynamic Opportunities: New and Promising Herbal Products and Ingredients [http://www.nutrilearn.com/abc/abc_dynamicops.html] will be on September 29 at 2:00 EDT and will introduce some benefits and applications of botanical and-plant derived ingredients in the North American dietary supplement market. The second, The High Value of Clinical Studies of Herbs and Herbal Ingredients: Instilling Confidence, Countering Negative Media [view] will be on November 16 at 2:00 EST and will cover the value of clinical studies and methods especially as a response to negative media. ABC members receive a discount with an additional discount for registering for both courses. As with every issue, we have various news articles including an advisory on black cohosh, the effects of Korean red ginseng on diabetes, and updates on community news.
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October 4: Mark Blumenthal will be presenting Clinically Tested Phytomedicines and Herb Ingredients: Identifying Specific Herbal Preparations that have Demonstrated Safety and Efficacy in Published Trials at the University of Minnesota as part of the Lecture Series on Law, Health & the Life Sciences. Lecture is 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Coffman Memorial Theater.
November 7: Mark Blumenthal will be presenting Herbs and Phytomedicinal Preparations with Efficacy in the Prevention or Treatment of Various Allergic Conditions at the 2006 WorldNutra Conference in Reno, NV.
December 11: Mark Blumenthal will be presenting Herbs and Cancer Treatment and Herbal Support for Staying Cancer Free at the MD Anderson Network/Austin Riverbend Cancer Support Group in Austin, TX
HerbalGram shipped on August 1 and features Tibetan Herbal Medicine: Traditional Classification and Utilization of Natural Products in Tibetan Materia Medica.
Additional articles from the previous issue are available at
The hype behind herbs The Sydney Morning Herald
Though there has been a rise in the sale of complementary alternative medicines in Australia, there is still little proof of some products efficacy. Goodyer, Paula. The hype behind herbs. The Sydney Morning Herald. August 10, 2006.
Uganda Seems Ready to Give Herbal HIV/AIDS Treatment a Chance All Africa.com
As the fight against HIV/AIDS continues, Ugandans are considering a concrete policy formally recognizing herbal medicines as an alternative treatment. Kalinge-NNyago, Omar D. Uganda Seems Ready to Give Herbal HIV/AIDS Treatment a Chance. All Africa.com. August 30, 2006.
Sterilization of Botanical Herbs Virgo Publishing
Dry steam sterilization may be a safe alternative to sterilize herbs for human consumption. Das, Rupert. Sterilization of Botanical Herbs. Virgo Publishing. August 21, 2006.
Recovering Java Junky: Get over your Caffeine Addiction with a Slow Wean and Cayenne Now Magazine
Four experts offer tips and advice on how to cut coffee out of your diet Bromstein, Elizabeth. Recovering Java Junky: Get over your Caffeine Addiction with a Slow Wean and Cayenne. Now Magazine. September 7-13, 2006.
Chinas Herbal Tea Beverage to Eclipse Coca Cola Market bernama.com
The production of herbal tea in china is expected to surpass that of Coca Cola for the first time this year. Chinas Herbal Tea Beverage to Eclipse Coca Cola Market. Bernama. July 20, 2006.
Aloe Vera will also hurt our farmers The New Vision
As the promotion of speculative farmers rises, rural farmers may be left empty handed in the frenzy. Ndawula, Andrew. Aloe Vera will also hurt our farmers. The New Vision. August 17, 2006.
The following are just a few of the upcoming events that you will find listed on ABC’s Event Calendar.
September 16-19: The Conference: the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) 2006 annual symposium on dietary supplements. Cambridge, MA.
September 21-23: International Congress on Complementary, Holistic & Naturopathic Medicine (CHNM) and Expo World Health. Samara, Russia.
September 22-23: The Herb Association of Texas (The H.A.T.) Conference. San Antonio, TX.
September 22-24: Green Nations Gathering. Rowe, MA.
September 22-24: Southeast Women's Herbal Conference. Near Asheville, NC.
September 29 - October 1: World Health Freedom Assembly and 4th Annual Conference for Health Freedom Advocates. Saint Paul, MN.
October 3-7: Contributions of African Botanica to Humanity 2006. N'Zrkor, Republic of Guinea, West Africa.
October 5-8: Fifth Annual Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference. East Rutherford, NJ.
October 6-8: Neuroprotection, CME Course. Scottsdale, AZ.
October 6-8: Natural Products Expo East: Educational seminars. Baltimore, MD.
October 8: The 5th Annual Catskill Mountain Ginseng/Medicinal Herb Festival. Catskill, New York.
October 9-15: CancerGuides. Bloomingdale, IL.
October 13-15: Holistic World Expo. Toronto, Canada.
October 14: One-Day Workshop Planetary Herbalism. London, UK.
The current HerbClip bin was released on 9/14/06. Two samples have been made available online to all members:
Prevention of Cramps and Muscular Pain with Pycnogenol in Healthy Subjects and in Diffferent Patient Groups
Therapeutic Effects of Pomegranate Juice on Prostate Cancer
The HerbClip Educational Mailing Service is published twice monthly and provides hardcopies of reviews/summaries along with the original articles (in most cases). This unique educational benefit is available at the Sponsor Member level. For more information, please contact Aileen Truax at the Development Department or by phone at 512-926-4900.