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Issue 112
Winter 2016
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

Kratom: Medicine or Menace?

Value Chains of Botanical and Herbal Medicinal Products: A European Perspective

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Dear Reader

Herb Profiles


ABC News
ABC Recognizes New Herb Adoptions by Applied Food Sciences and EcoSo Dynamics

New Employee Profile: Anna Moreno

New Botanical Adulterants Bulletin Focuses on Arnica Adulteration
Organization News
Ole Miss and Waters Corp. Establish Cutting-Edge Natural Products Training Center
Traditional Medicinals Foundation’s Social Initiatives Empower Botanical Farmers
Research Reviews
Meta-analysis Finds Curcumin to Be an Effective Adjunct Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder
Fenugreek Seed Extract Improves Symptoms of Androgen Decline, Sexual Function, and Testosterone Levels in Middle-aged and Older Males
Further Evidence for the Clinical Efficacy of Cranberry
Oral Lavender Oil Reduces Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Mixed Anxiety and Depressive Disorder
Legal & Regulatory

NBTY Signs Agreement with New York Attorney General Regarding DNA Testing of Herbs NY AG finds no evidence for non-compliance with cGMPs

Book Reviews

Kratom and Other Mitragynines: The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Opioids from a Non-Opium Source

Peyote: History, Tradition, Politics, and Conservation

The A-Z Guide to Food as Medicine

Handbook of Essential Oils: Science, Technology, and Applications

In Memoriam

GÖtz Harnischfeger1939-2016

Philippe Rasoanaivo 1946-2016
Martin Wedel 1954-2016
Quality Control
‘Strengths and Limitations of DNA Barcoding’ Article Published in Planta Medica
Adulteration of Pomegranate Products — A Review of the Evidence