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Issue 90
Summer 2011
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

Adaptogens: A Review of their History, Biological Activity, and Clinical Benefits

Development of Standard Reference Materials for the Analysis of Dietary Supplements: The Story Continues

Pu-erh Tea and the Southwest Silk Road: An Ancient Quest for Well-Being

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Herb Profiles

Gotu Kola

ABC News

ABC Announces Recipients of Annual Duke, Farnsworth, and Tyler Excellence Awards

ABC Assumes Full Ownership and Management of HerbMed® and HerbMedProTM Databases from Alternative Medicine Foundation

Organization News

NSF and NPA in Conflict over Standards for Natural Personal Care Products

Impact of WHO’s Upcoming Traditional Medicine Classification

World News

Phytopharm Returns Hoodia Gordonii Rights to South African R&D Company

UK Herbalists to be Licensed

Research Reviews

German Chaste Tree Extract Shows Improvement of PMS Symptoms

Ginger as Adjunct for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea in Young

Growth in Herbal Medicine Scientific and Clinical Literature from 1977 to 2007

Lavender Essential Oil and Povidone-Iodine Are Similarly Effective Treatments for Episiotomy Wound Healing

Market Report

Herb Sales Continue Growth – Up 3.3% in 2010

Book Reviews

African Herbal Pharmacopoeia

Ethnoveterinary Botanical Medicine: Herbal Medicines for Animal Health

Herbal Contraindications and Drug Interactions plus Herbal Adjuncts with Medicines, expanded 4th edition

Herbal Principles in Cosmetics: Properties and Mechanisms of Action

In Memoriam

Randall Sheldon Alberte


Ariipaea Salmon


Thomas DeBaggio