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Issue 106
Summer 2015
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
The Supplement Saga: A Review of the New York Attorney General’s Herbal Supplement Investigation
Dear Reader
DNA and Identity of Botanical Ingredients — More Perspectives
Herb Profiles


ABC News
American Botaniical Council Presents Annual Botanical Excellence Awards
ABC Welcomes 13 New Advisory Board Members
American Botanical Council Publishes 6,000th HerbClipTM Research Summary
International Health Professional Groups Endorse ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program
ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program Publishes Third Issue of “Botanical Adulterants Monitor”
World News
Safety and Quality Marks Are the Goal after UK Cracks Down on St. John’s Wort Products
Research Reviews
Systematic Review of Ashwagandha for the Treatment of Anxiety
Cinnamon Extract Reduces Postprandial Blood Sugar Levels in Humans and Rats
Meta-Analysis Demonstrates Safety and Efficacy of Defined Ginkgo Extract for Treating Dementia in Elderly
Valerian and Lemon Balm Combination Improves Symptoms of ADHD in Children
Book Reviews
The New American Herbal
Botanicals: Methods and Techniques for Quality & Authenticity
Chinese Medicinal Identification: An Illustrated Approach
Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine: From Classical Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
Natural Products Chemistry: Sources, Separations, and Structures
Plants and the Human Brain
In Memoriam
Daniel Frank Austin 1943-2015
Carl Djerassi 1923-2015
Jerome Arthur “Jerry” Halperin 1937-2015
James Lauritz Reveal 1937-2015
Lloyd “Jamba” Scott 1937-2014
Steven Dean Smith 1949-2015
Quality Control
Botanical Integrity: The Importance of the Integration of Chemical, Biological, and Botanical Analyses, and the Role of DNA Barcoding
Understanding DNA Barcoding: A Review and Summary of Recent White Papers on DNA Barcoding for the Authentication of Herbal Dietary Supplements