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Issue 102
Summer 2014
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

Ethnobotanical Records from a Corporate Expedition in South Africa in 1685

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Herb Profiles

Russian Tarragon

ABC News
ABC Presents Annual Botanical Excellence Awards
New Staff Member Profile: Amber Guevara
Organization News
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Releases Scientific Review of Cannabis for Seizures and Epilepsy
World Health Organization Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023 New strategy for traditional and complementary medicine includes the development and use of herbal medicinal preparations
Cannabis Update
A Review and Critique of Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Weed 2: Cannabis Madness on CNN
Research Reviews
Amla Extract Improves Endothelial Function in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Beneficial Effects of Ashwagandha Root in the Treatment of Male Infertility
Methodological Preference in Causality Assessment of Herbal Hepatotoxicity
Oral Lavender Oil Product Effective and Safe in Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Cochrane Review Shows Pelargonium sidoides May Reduce Severity of Acute Bronchitis and Sinusitis
Special Danish Rose Hip Powder Reduces Pain and Stiffness of Osteoarthritis of the Hand
Skullcap Has Anxiolytic and Mood-Enhancing Effects in Healthy Subjects
Guest Editorial
How Do We Save Wild American Ginseng? Television Series on Ginseng Poaching Prompts Expert to Reexamine Conservation Regulations
2013 Efforts to Improve Sustainable Management of Wild American Ginseng Harvest
Book Reviews
Avicenna’s Medicine: A New Translation of the 11th-Century Canon with Practical Applications for Integrative Health Care
Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine
In Memoriam
Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon 1910-2014
John Hyde 1943-2014
Horst M. Rechelbacher 1941-2014
Book Profiles
Medicinal Plant Research in Africa: Pharmacology and Chemistry