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Issue 50
Fall 2000
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Devil's Claw: From African Traditional Remedy to Modern Analgesic and Antiinflammatory
Health Benefits Boost Elderberry
Saw Palmetto Gets Strong Public Boost
Terraforming in Southern Baja California: Arid-Tropical Biodiversity, Regeneration, and Preservation
Flor-Essence® Herbal Tonic Use in North America: A Profile of General Consumers and Cancer Patients
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ABC News
Celebrating 50 issue of HerbalGram
ABC's Herbal Medicine Earns 4-Star Rating from Doody Publishing
Financial Planning for ABC's Future
ABC and Virgo Publishing in Agreement for HerbalGram Ad Sales
Join History: Become a Charter Member of ABC
Friends Help ABC Herb Gardens Grow
Presentations and Major Papers by ABC’s Executive Director, Mark Blumenthal
Calendar of Upcoming Continuing Education Accredited Expeditions and Voyages
Organization News
Trade Associations Guide St. John's Wort Manufacturers with Labeling Statements
USP Establishes New Expert Committee on Botanicals
Grants & Awards
NIH Funds Two Additional Botanical Research Centers
Two-Year Clinical Trial to Evaluate Echinacea for Upper Respiratory Infections in Children
Tyler Receives Honorary Doctorate from German University
World News
White House Creates Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy
Furtive Fungus Among Us
Harvard Medical School Establishes Integrative Medicine Division
Peruvian Plant Extracts Found to Inhibit TB and Other Pathogens
PhytoChem Launches Information Program for Industry and Media
New Sweet Potato Variety May Prevent Blindness
The Traditional Acupuncture Institute Launches New Botanical Healing Master's Program
Market Report
Natural Marketing Institute Measures Consumer Use of Herbal Products
Legal & Regulatory
CSPI Files Complaint to FDA on Herbs in Foods
Ephedra Update: Industry Coalition Asks FDA to Adopt National Labeling Guidelines on Ephedra; Offers Cooperative Research with NIH
FDA Publishes New Draft Guidance for Botanical Drug Products
Conference Reports
Cutting-edge Phytomedicinal Research from the Zurich Conferences
Book Reviews
Commission E versus Herbal PDR
Herbal Medicine: Second edition, revised and expanded
When Healing Becomes a Crime: The Amazing Story of the Hoxsey Cancer Clinics and the Return of Alternative Therapies
In Memoriam
Milton A. Bass 1921-2000
William D. Hamilton 1936-2000
Claude Hope 1907-2000
Gail Ulrich 1951-2000
Consumer Use of Herbal Products to Prevent or Treat Cancer
Plant Patents
Fenugreek and Ginseng for Stimulation of Hair Growth
Black Pepper and Ginger for Infections
Phytodrug for Peptic Ulcer Management