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Issue 105
Spring 2015
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

Helichrysum italicum: The Sleeping Giant of Mediterranean Herbal Medicine

Maca Madness: Chinese Herb Smugglers Create Chaos in the Peruvian Andes Consequences for the market, consumers, and local farming communities

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Regulating the Regulators: NY AG Relies Only on DNA Testing for Commercial Herbal Supplements – Significant Problems with the Misuse of an Analytical Method
Herb Profiles


ABC News

American Botanical Council Welcomes New Board of Trustees President Thomas Newmark

New Employee Profile: Brian Armstrong

ABC Becomes Increasingly International and Adds New Publications in 2014
Two Leading British Herbal Organizations Endorse Botanical Adulterants Educational Program 150-Year-Old UK Herbal Practitioners Association and Leading UK Herb Trade Association to Support ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program, an International Herbal Quality Control Initiative
Organization News
United Plant Savers and Sacred Seeds Sanctuary Collaborate for Plant Conservation
Research Reviews
American Ginseng Reported to Be Safe When Used as Adjunctive Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Chaste Tree Extract May Promote Healing of Long Bone Fractures in Women
Cranberry Supplements May Reduce the Severity of Radiation-Induced Cystitis
Fenugreek Seed Powder May Reduce Severity of Dysmenorrhea
Pumpkin Seed Oil Consumption May Improve Hair Growth in Men with Androgenetic Alopecia
Tripterygium Compared with Methotrexate in Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Guest Editorial

Sources of Data for Botanical Classification and Identification

Market Report
Sales of Tea & Herbal Tea Increase 3.6% in United States in 2014
Book Reviews
Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge: Ethnobotany and Ecological Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples of Northwestern North America
Chamomile: Medicinal, Biochemical, and Agricultural Aspects
Dental Herbalism: Natural Therapies for the Mouth

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks

The Gift of Healing Herbs: Plant Medicines and Home Remedies for a Vibrantly Healthy Life
Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals
In Memoriam
Victoria G. Fortner 1954-2014 
Lee W. Wattenberg 1921-2014