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Issue 100
Winter 2013
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

American Botanical Council - History & Highlights

Rooted in History: The Story of ABC’s Case Mill Homestead

Reflections on 100 Issues of HerbalGram

A Preliminary Analysis of the Botany, Zoology, and Mineralogy of the Voynich Manuscript

Dear Reader
100 Issues: HerbalGram’s 30th Anniversary and ABC’s 25th
Herb Profiles


ABC News

North America’s Largest Professional Society of Medicinal Plant Research Experts Endorses Botanical Adulteration Education Program

Celebrating Cecelia Thompson’s 25th Year at ABC

ABC Celebrates 30th Anniversary of HerbalGram

ABC Volunteer of the Year: Clark Dufour

Cannabis Update

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s WEED Documentary: A Critique

Research Reviews
Meta-Analysis of Chinese Clinical Trials Suggests Berberine Efficacy in Lowering Blood Lipids

American Ginseng Root Clinically Safe and Effective for Reducing Cancer-Related Fatigue

Pelargonium Extract Safe and Effective as Adjunct in Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Assessment of Systematic Reviews Concerning Adverse Effects of Herbal Medicines

Anti-Anxiety Activity of Zembrin® Sceletium Extract in Humans

Legal & Regulatory

Will ‘Obamacare’ Affect Natural Healthcare in the United States?

Book Reviews
Chinese Herbal Medicine: The Formulas of Dr. John H. F. Shen

Green Tea Polyphenols: Nutraceuticals of Modern Life

Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Stockley’s Herbal Medicines Interactions

Medicinal Plants: Biodiversity and Drugs
Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational, and Scientific
In Memoriam
Cascade Anderson Geller: 1954-2013
Andrew Marston: 1953-2013
Barry Meltzer: 1945-2013