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Issue 61
Winter 2004
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Challenges and Opportunities for Herb Farmers: The Case of St. John's Wort
Garlic and Onion in Classic Jewish Literature
Activity and Constituents of Sage Relevant to the Potential Treatment of Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
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ABC News
Reviews and Textbook Adoptions of The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs
Dell Community Volunteers Give Time to ABC
Botanical Medicines from the Amazon and Machu Picchu Tour Set for October
ABC Phases Out Commission E CD-ROM: Full Commission E Database Available Online
Expanded Benefits Provide Increased Value to ABC Memberships
Austin Jewish Academy Students Learn about Herbs in ABC Gardens
ABC Participates in Festival de las Plantas
ABC Employee Profile: George Solis
Organization News
ACEER Dedicates New Facilities in the Peruvian Amazon
Morton and Schultes Awards Given at Annual SEB Meeting
Worthen New Editor-In-Chief of Pharmaceutical Products Press
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Launches AHP-Verified Botanical and Chemical Reference Standards and Testing Programs
White House Commission on CAM Issues Final Report
Five New Members Added to NCCAM Advisory Council
Research Reviews
Esberitox® Improves Lung Function during Bronchitis
Psyllium Improves Glycemic Control, Dyslipidemia in Type 2 Diabetes
Review of Adulteration of Chinese Patent Medicines with Synthetic Drugs
Vitexina Extract Shows Radioprotective Effect in Breast Cancer
Effects of Flaxseed on Lipids and Bone Metabolism in Postmenopause
CAM Therapies for Menopausal Symptoms Reviewed
Licorice and Its Potential Risk of Preterm Births
Trial Studies Effects of St. John's Wort and Sertraline
Echinacea Unsuccessful in the Treatment of Common Cold
Market Report
AHPA Issues Third Tonnage Survey of Wild-Harvested Plants
Legal & Regulatory
FDA Announces Ban on Ephedra Supplements: Federal Move Follows Bans by California, Illinois and New York
Congress Increasingly Active on Herbs and Dietary Supplements: Durbin's Bill Intends to Clamp Down on Supplement Safety while Hatch and Harkin Propose More Funding for FDA Enforcement of DSHEA
Supreme Court Refuses Government Appeal on Medical Marijuana Advice by Doctors
Bioterrorism Act: Administrative Detention, Recordkeeping Requirements
Doctor of Naturopathy Licensure Law Passes in California
Conference Reports
Fifth International Maca Festival Held in Peru
Kava Stakeholders Plan Regulatory Review and Market Return
Book Reviews
Growing At-Risk Medicinal Plants: Cultivation, Conservation and Ecology
Clinical Botanical Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicines: Comparisons and Characteristics
In Memoriam
Natalie Koether 1939-2003
Bruce Halstead 1920-2002
Book Profiles
New Book Profiles
Clinical Update
No Interaction between Hawthorn and Digoxin Suggested in Human Study
Herbal Ear Drops for Pain Associated with Otitis Media: Do Antibiotics Help?
Cardiovascular Benefits of a Theaflavin-Enriched Green Tea Extract
Is Black Cohosh a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator?
Plant Patents
Gum Guggul Extract as an Anti-Wrinkle Agent
Ginsenosides to Stimulate the Skin Elastin Synthesis
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