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Issue 93
Spring 2012
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
The Regulated Dietary Supplement Industry: Myths of an Unregulated Industry Dispelled
Adulteration of Skullcap with American Germander
Dear Reader
Myth of the Unregulated Industry, Comments on FDA’s Draft New Dietary Ingredients Guidelines, Skullcap Adulteration, and More
Herb Profiles


ABC News
2011: Another Successful Year for ABC’s Educational Mission
Employee Profile: Becky Andrews, ND, LAc
Organization News
Nonprofits and Industry Groups Comment on FDA’s NDI Draft Guidance
Grants & Awards
Herbal Experts Honored with Prestigious Awards
World News
The Medicinal Plant Names Index
American Men Accused of Anti-Government Plot Involving Deadly Plant-Derived Poison
Research Reviews
Feverfew/Ginger Formulation Provides Migraine Relief
Green Tea Intake Associated with Reduced Risk for Gynecologic Cancers
Hoodia Extract Demonstrates No Clinical Benefits in Energy Intake or Body Weight
Market Report
Nutrition Industry and Market Research Organizations Fill Data Gaps on Supplement Use
Legal & Regulatory
Herbal Experts Say CSPI Petition for St. John’s Wort Warning Inaccurate
Book Reviews
Anthraquinones in Plants: Source, Safety and Applications in Gastrointestinal Health
Bush Medicine of the Bahamas: A Cross-Cultural Perspective from San Salvador Island, including Pharmacology and Oral Histories
Chromatographic Fingerprint Analysis of Herbal Medicines: Thin-layer and High Performance Liquid Chromatography of Chinese Drugs
Iboga: The Visionary Root of African Shamanism
Lipids and Essential Oils as Antimicrobial Agents
Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine, A Clinical Materia Medica: 120 Herbs in Western Use
The Power of the Poppy
In Memoriam
John Carlson 1934-2011
Friedhelm Kirchfeld 1940-2011
Alvin Segelman 1931-2011
Quality Control
ABC, AHP, and AHPA Provide Identity Information on Star Anise Confusion
Sanchi Ginseng Root Extract for Ischemic Stroke