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New Expanded Commission E Book.
. Please cite item number when ordering. Article copyright American Botanical Council. ~~~~~~~~ By Rachael Jones">ABC is pleased to announce the completion of Herbal Medicine -- Expanded Commission E Monographs, edited by Mark Blumenthal, Alicia Goldberg, and Josef Brinckmann. The book is being published and co-developed by Integrative Medicine Communications. This updated and expanded version of the core Commision E material is intended to enhance the value and convenience of the monographs for quick referral and everyday use. One hundred twenty of the most popular monographs were selected based on those of interest to health professionals.

The expanded monographs, accompanied by color photographs and references (neither in the original book), include new in-depth overviews that discuss history, recent clinical studies, safety issues, and quality standards. Expanded sections on chemistry and pharmacology, current market data on top-selling herbs, and the most researched brands also appear. The book is competitively priced at $49.95, making it an affordable resource for a wide range of health professionals and consumers.

The editors added a "Quick Look" cross-referencing system for uses, duration of use, contraindications, side effects, pharmacological actions, interactions, pregnancy and lactation, and taxonomy.

ABC played a major role in the development of this book. The following companies provided support to ABC for the research and editorial development of the book:

Corporate Partners

Enzymatic Therapy

Nature's Way


Rexall Sundown

Stryka Botanics Co., Inc.

Corporate Friends

Botanicals International


Emil Flachsmann AG

Herbalife International, Inc.

MW International

NBTY, Inc.

Triarco Industries, Inc.

The book (item #C:InetpubwwwrootDataB 181 E) and CD (item #C181E) can be ordered for $49.95 each from ABC on the automated order line, 800/373-7105, or on the Web at