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Issue 67
Summer 2005
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Botanical Medicines from the Amazon and Machu Picchu
Eggs and Beans: A Book Review
The Neuropsychological Efficacy of Ginkgo Preparations in Healthy and Cognitively Intact Adults: A Comprehensive Review
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The Benefits of Ginkgo Extract in Healthy People
ABC News
Content Licensing Attracts Record Number of Visitors to Web Sites
ABC Intern Awarded Gates Millennium Scholarship
ABC Employee Profile: Kathleen Coyne, Customer Service Coordinator
What's Up in the ABC Gardens
Organization News
University of Minnesota Establishes Center for Dietary Supplement Safety
NCCAM and ODS Co-Fund 5 Botanical Research Centers
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and NSF International Announce Strategic Partnership
Grants & Awards
Sabinsa Corporation Receives Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award
Guggenheim Award Supports Ethnobotanical Study of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
World News
German Government Reconsiders Kava
Harvard Program for Research in Asian Medicine and Healing
WHO to Develop New Monographs on Medicinal Plants Commonly Used in Newly Independent Eastern European States
Research Reviews
Hawthorn, California Poppy, and Magnesium Combination Found Safe and Possibly Effective for Mild to Moderate Anxiety
White Bean Extract "Starch Blocker" Tested for Obesity
Herbal Combination Shows Benefit for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Butterbur Extract Effective for Preventing Migraines in Adults and Children
Chamomile Effects Monitored by Measuring Urinary Metabolites
Study on Valerian/Hops Combination Sheds Light on Mechanism of Action in Promoting Sleep
Market Report
Survey Finds Women Want More Guidance from Doctors About Alternative Therapies for Menopause Symptoms
Legal & Regulatory
Ban of Dietary Supplements Containing Low Doses of Ephedrine Alkaloids Overturned by District Court
Conference Reports
American Society of Pharmacognosy Hosts Historic Forum on Classical Botanical Pharmacognosy
Catskill Mountain Ginseng/Medicinal Herb Festival Brings Growers and Consumers Together
Book Reviews
Healing Plants: Medicine of the Florida Seminole Indians
The Handbook of Clinically Tested Herbal Remedies
Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine
In Memoriam
Sara Stein 1935-2005
Book Profiles
New Book Profiles
Clinical Update
Flaxseed Modulates Estrogen Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women—Comparison with Soy