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Issue 132

Winter 2022

The Journal of the American Botanical Council

The Historical Interplay of Plant Biology, Trade, and Human Interactions with Saw Palmetto

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Herb Profiles

Asian Holly Oak Gall


Layn Natural Ingredients Adopts Sophora japonica through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program

World News

Three People Convicted in the Death of Guatemalan Maya Healer Domingo Choc Che

Research Reviews

Ashwagandha Root Extract Improves Sleep Quality in People with Insomnia

Systematic Review of Elder Berry Use in Respiratory Illnesses

Ivy Gourd Leaf Extract Improves Glycemic Indices and Lipid Profiles in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Korean Red Ginseng Boosts the Immune System of Healthy Participants

Psilocybin-assisted Therapy Shows Promise for Major Depressive Disorder

Saffron Shows Positive Results for Treating Mild to Moderate Sleep Disorders

Book Reviews

The Business of Botanicals: Exploring the Healing Promise of Plant Medicines in a Global Industry

Phytochemical Profiling of Commercially Important South African Plants

In Memoriam

Remembering Peggy-Ann Wetmore Kessler Duke1931–2021

Siri Sylvia Patricia von Reis: 1931–2021

Book Profiles

Ethnobotany of Palau: Plants, People, and Island Culture. Vols. 1 and 2