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Issue 98
Summer 2013
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

Exploring the Peripatetic Maze of Black Cohosh Adulteration: A Review of the Nomenclature, Distribution, Chemistry, Market Status, Analytical Methods, and Safety

Plant-Based Insect Repellents Provide an Alternative to Synthetic Formulas
Treating PCOS Naturally: Clinical experience and scientific evidence support medicinal herbs, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle interventions to treat symptoms of this common female endocrine disorder
Dr. Willmar Schwabe Pharmaceuticals: An Herbal Legacy Company
Dear Reader
Adulteration of Black Cohosh
Herb Profiles

Holy Basil

ABC News

ABC Presents Annual Botanical Excellence Awards

More Than 100 Groups Support ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program
ABC Welcomes New Advisory Board Members
ABC Celebrates Employee of 25 Years, Margaret Wright
Research Reviews
Artichoke Leaf Extract Improves HDL Cholesterol Levels in Patients with Hypercholesterolemia
Review Supports Chaste Tree Berry Extracts for Female Reproductive Conditions
Prospective Study and Meta-Analysis of Chocolate and Reduction of Stroke Risk
Clinical Trial Shows Aged Garlic Extract™ Supplementation Reduces Blood Pressure
Book Reviews
The Alphabet of Galen: Pharmacy from Antiquity to the Middle Ages – A Critical Edition of the Latin Text with English Translation and Commentary
Herbal Supplements and the Brain: Understanding Their Health Benefits and Hazards
Medicinal Plants of China, Korea, and Japan: Bioresources for Tomorrow’s Drugs and Cosmetics
Palau Primary Health Care Manual: Health Care in Palau - Combining Conventional Treatments and Traditional Uses of Plants for Health and Healing
Medicinal Plants and the Legacy of Richard E. Schultes
In Memoriam
Timothy J. Motley 1965–2013
Billy Joe Tatum 1932–2012