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Issue 101
Spring 2014
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

Notes on the Ethnobotany of Warfare

Evaluating the Botanical Dietary Supplement Literature

Milkweed: Medicine of Monarchs and Humans

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ABC News
American Botanical Council Names New Advisory Board Members from International Arena
Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program
ABC to Receive Nutrition Business Journal 2013 Education Achievement Award
Organization News
ACEER Foundation Honors Botanist Jim Duke with Legacy Award: Amazon Nonprofit Group Establishes Duke Ethnobotanical Scholarship
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Publishes Historic Monograph on Cannabis
Student and Community Support Fuels Growth at Bastyr University’s California Campus
Pharmacy Schools Dedicate New Medicinal Plant Gardens
Research Reviews
Updated Meta-Analysis Shows Beneficial Effect of Cinnamon Supplements on Type 2 Diabetes
Meta-Analysis of Garlic Trials Shows Positive Effect on Serum Lipid Levels
Evidence of Ginkgo Extract Efficacy in Patients with Dementia and as an Adjunct for Treating Patients with Chronic Schizophrenia
Herbal Combination Sinupret® Extract Relieves Acute Rhinosinusitis Symptoms
Tongkat Ali Standardized Extract Improves Testosterone and Stress Hormone Balance and Mood Parameters in Subjects with Moderate Stress
Legal & Regulatory

New Analyses Fuel Controversy Over ‘Dendrobium Extract’-Containing Sports Supplements: Experts and officials question the legality, source, and safety of what some call the new DMAA

Book Reviews
Chemistry and Pharmacology of Naturally Occurring Bioactive Compounds
Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components