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Issue 109
Spring 2016
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

Tainted Tea: The Abysmal Conditions on Assam’s Tea Estates

Iboga Root: Dynamics of Iboga’s African Origins and Modern Medical Use

Yaupon Holly: A North American Plant Source of Caffeine

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ABC News

SFI Adopts Bacopa through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

New Employee Profile: Connor Yearsley

ABC Launches New Publications, Article Series, and Market Report in 2015

ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program Publishes Black Cohosh Lab Guidance Document

Canadian Health Food Association Underwrites ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program

Grants & Awards

Fungi Expert Paul Stamets Receives Inaugural Wasson Award

Research Reviews
Ginger and Cardoon Extract Combination Reduces Self-Rated Intensity of Functional Dyspepsia
West Indian Lemongrass Extract Boosts Red Blood Cell Production and Could Help Treat Anemia

Yerba Maté Tea Improves Microcirculation and Blood Viscosity Parameters in Subjects with Abnormal Circulation

Market Report

Flax for Fido and Seaweed for Spot: The Growing Market for Herbal Pet Care in the United States

Book Reviews
Harvest to Hydrosol: Distill Your Own Exquisite Hydrosols at Home
Hidden Natural Histories: Herbs: The Secret Properties of 150 Plants & Hidden Natural Histories: Trees: The Secret Properties of 150 Species

Connecting Indian Wisdom and Western Science: Plant Usage for Nutrition and Health

Medicinal Plants in Australia: Vol 3, Plants, Potions and Poisons and Vol 4, An Antipodean Apothecary

Messages from the Gods: A Guide to the Useful Plants of Belize

In Memoriam

Juergen Ambrosius 1945-2015

Thomas J. Mabry 1932-2015

Boxin Ou 1965-2015

David J. Slatkin 1942-2015

Book Profiles
New Book Profiles
Quality Control

Botanical Integrity: Part 2

Ginkgo Extract Adulteration in the Global Market: A Brief Review