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Issue 74
Spring 2007
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Herbal Medicine in Iran
Paradise Lost Jamaica's Forgotten Cinchona Gardens
Illegal Stripping and Conservation of Slippery Elm Trees
Dear Reader
Garlic Trial Shows No Cholesterol-Lowering Effect; Other Cardiovascular Benefits Documented
Herb Profiles


ABC News
Creating an Herbal Legacy: Protecting and Preserving Healthy Herb Solutions
The American Botanical Celebration Launches ABC's New 'Creating an Herbal Legacy' Campaign
Employee Profile: Ellyn Smith
Organization News
Stephen Straus Steps Down as NCCAM's First Director
World News
India Passes Bill to Create New Regulatory Category for Dietary Supplements
Intravenous Milk Thistle Compound Used to Save Victims of Poisonous Mushrooms
Botanical Text Owned by Jean-Jacques Rousseau Found and Exhibited at Lloyd Library
New UK Committee Assists in Regulation of Herbal Medicines
Research Reviews
Clove Oil as Effective as Topical Anesthetic
Three Systematic Reviews of Echinacea Clinical Trials Suggest Efficacy with Cold Symptoms
Trial Shows Herbal Laxative Tea (Smooth Move®) Effective in Treatment of Chronic Constipation for Elderly Adults
Korean Red Ginseng Shown Safe and Possibly Useful in Treating Type 2 Diabetics
Topical Use of Lavender, Clary Sage, and Rose Oils Reduces Dysmenorrhea in College Students
Use of Valerian-Lemon Balm Extract in Children with Restlessness and Sleep Disorders
Legal & Regulatory
FDA Approves Special Green Tea Extract as a New Topical Drug for Genital Warts Expert Says Development Marks the Birth of a "New Industry"
Conference Reports
Egyptian Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Conference Covers Recent Trends in Production, Manufacture, and Marketing
Natural Product Researchers Convene to Honor Gordon Cragg
Book Reviews
New Book Profiles
The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs
Chamomile: Industrial Profiles
Medicinal Spices: A Handbook of Culinary Herbs, Spices, Spice Mixtures and Their Essential Oils
In Memoriam
Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden 1907–2007
Zakir Ramazanov 1955–2006
William A. Mitchell, Jr. 1947–2007