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Issue 56
Fall 2002
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

Rhodiola rosea: A Phytomedicinal Overview

Review of Medicinal Mushrooms Advances: Good News from Old Allies
Eco-labels May Promote Market-Driven Medicinal Plant Conservation
The Road to El Desemboque
Clinical Case Studies R. rosea
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ABC News
ABC Partners with HealthQuest, Offers Members New Benefit
Organization News
Aristolochic Acid Evaluation Program: Standards of Identity for the Responsible Trade of Chinese Medicinal Herbs
AHPA Extends Product Label Recommendation to Class 3 Botanicals
White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy Issues Final Report
WHO Publishes Traditional Medicine Strategy for 2002-2005
USP's Dietary Supplement Verification Program Unveils Mark
Grants & Awards
Professor Sir Ghillean T. Prance Is 2002 Distinguished Economic Botanist
NSF Dietary Supplements GMP Certification Program Certifies Contract Manufacturers
Libby Harvey FitzGerald Receives Tech Industry Award
Herb Society of America Honors Many, Names Blumenthal as Honorary President
NIH Grant Funds Awarded to Bastyr University and Selected Graduates
World News
Consumers Mix Prescription Meds with Supplements
Agreement to Share Drug Revenues with Samoan Village Sets Benefit-Sharing Precedent
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Launches New AER Tracking System
Pawpaw Tree Extract Effective against Head Lice
Sloan-Kettering to Study Kampo Botanical Formula to Treat Liver Cancer
Research Reviews
Heating Garlic Can Reduce Some of Its Biological Activity
Pycnogenol Pine Bark Extract Shows Promise in Diabetic Retinopathy
Press Releases Freely Interpret Failed Study and Claims that St. John's Wort Doesn't Work
Small Trial Shows Hawthorn Leaf and Flower Extract Is Effective in Early-Stage Congestive Heart Failure
Market Report
Small Minority Accounts for Majority of Botanical Product Sales
Legal & Regulatory
Farm Bill Bans Use of Name
FDA Issues Final Rule Banning Use of Aloe and Cascara Sagrada in OTC Drug Products
FTC Commissioner Wants More Rigorous Self-Regulation in Dietary Supplement Industry
Conference Reports
Industry Takes the Lead in the Conservation of U.S. Botanicals
Expo Asia in Hong Kong, May 15-17, 2002
Book Reviews
Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge: Equitable Partnerships in Practice
Plants and People of Nepal
Aboriginal Plant Use in Canada's Northwest Boreal Forest
Herb Contraindications & Drug Interactions, 3rd Edition.
In Memoriam
Monroe E. Wall 1916-2002
Robert "Bob" L. Saso 1943-2002
Clinical Update
Using Raspberry Leaf During Pregnancy: A Look at Safety and Efficacy in Labor
Saw Palmetto Extract Effectively Manages Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men
Treating Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis with Butterbur Extract