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Issue 115

Fall 2017

The Journal of the American Botanical Council

The Illustrious Life of Maria Sibylla Merian

Dear Reader
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Herb Profiles

Lemon Balm

ABC News
ABC Recognizes Adoptions of Birch, Rhodiola, and Helichrysum through the Adopt-an-Herb Program
New Laboratory Guidance Document Details Appropriate Methods of Analysis to Detect Synthetic Antimicrobial Compounds Sold as Grapefruit Seed Extract
World News

In the Land of Kesum

Cannabis Update

The Use of Medical Cannabis Preparations to Treat Epilepsy

Research Reviews

New Buzz about Beets: Enhancing Sports Performance and Cognitive Function

New Research Bolsters Evidence of Hot Chili Peppers’ Health Benefits

Standardized Cranberry Extract Reduces Urinary Tract Infections, Urinary Symptoms, and Antibiotic Use during Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer
Nigella Supplementation Improves Overall Control and Decreases Exacerbations in Patients with Partly Controlled Asthma
Saffron Comparable to Fluoxetine in the Treatment of Postpartum Depression
Clinical Efficacy of Australian Eucalyptus and Lemon-scent Tea Tree Essential Oils for Head Lice Treatment
Market Report

Herbal Supplement Sales in US Increase 7.7% in 2016 Consumer preferences shifting toward ingredients with general wellness benefits, driving growth of adaptogens and digestive health products

Book Reviews

Botanical Medicine Review

Cannabis: A Complete Guide

A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle: Revelations of Indigenous Wisdom

Roots of Our Renewal: Ethnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance

In Memoriam

William ‘Bill’ Brevoort1942-2017

Johann Jurenitsch1947-2017

Joel Taller1956–2017

Quality Control

Emerson Ecologics’ Quality Standards Program Evolves with Dietary Supplements Segment