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Issue 65
Winter 2005
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Traditional Australian Aboriginal Bush Medicines
The Potential Health Benefits of Purple Corn
The Aboca Museum: Displaying the History of Herbal Medicine in Italy and Europe
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Herb Profiles


ABC News
ABC Annual Report—Executive Summary
BRIT Hosts Pacific and Neotropical Ethnobotany Lecture Series
Garlic in the Gardens
Pharmacists and Physicians Visit Peruvian Amazon and Andes on ABC and ACEER Ethnobotany Tour
My Internship at the American Botanical Council: A Pharmacy Student's Reflections
ABC Starts 2005 with Newly Expanded Benefits for Members
ABC Employee Profile: Wayne Silverman
Organization News
ACEER to Develop Electronic Learning Program on Amazon
Dr. Low Dog Appointed Director of Botanical Medicine at University of Arizona
Grants & Awards
Rutgers University Receives Grant from USAID for Natural Products Development in Africa
World News
Seacology Helps Conserve Medicinal Plants in Madagascar
WHO Releases "Guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices" of Herbs
Sudan War Impacts Availability of Gum Arabic, A Key Ingredient for Many Commercial Products
Research Reviews

Low Doses of Valerian Do Not Reduce Chronic Insomnia Symptoms in Short Clinical Trial

Prickly Pear Fruit Pulp Improves Platelet Function in Small Human Trial
Japanese White Sweet Potato Controls Type 2 Diabetes in Small Trial

Special Red Clover Extract Lowers LDL Cholesterol in Men, Not Women in Clinical Trial

Combination of Feverfew, Magnesium, and Riboflavin for Migraine Prevention
Market Report
Herb Consumers' Attitudes, Preferences Profiled in New Market Study
Anheuser-Busch Introduces New Beer with Caffeine, Guarana, and "Ginseng"
Legal & Regulatory
President Signs New Law Banning Designer Steroids Dietary Supplements: DHEA Exempted from Ban
Conference Reports
Hepatotoxicity Assessment for Botanical Dietary Supplements
Opening Address by His Excellency Maitre Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senega
ASNAPP 4th International Roundtable on Natural African Plant Products Held in Senegal
Book Reviews
E/S/C/O/P Monographs: The Scientific Foundation for Herbal Medicinal Products, 2nd ed.
Plant Medicine in Practice: Using the Teachings of John Bastyr
The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes
Botanical Latin, 4th ed.
The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices
Medicinal Plants in Folk Tradition: An Ethnobotany of Britain and Ireland
In Memoriam
George Hugh Neil Towers, PhD, FRSC 1923-2004
Leo Weinstein 1942-2004
Book Profiles
New Book Profiles
Clinical Update
Pomegranate Juice Improves Carotid Artery Health and Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients with Carotid Artery Stenosis
Calendula Ointment Reduces Radiation-Induced Dermatitis in Breast Cancer Patients