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Issue 99
Fall 2013
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

Cannabis and Schizophrenia

Herbs and Erectile Dysfunction: A Review of Traditional Use and Modern Clinical Evidence

Dear Reader
Qualifying an Analytical Laboratory and Avoiding a “Dry Lab,” etc.
Herb Profiles


ABC News

Noted Herb Expert Joins American Botanical Council as Chief Science Officer: Dr. Stefan Gafner Brings Years of Technical Expertise as Pharmacist and Natural Products Chemist to ABC’s Educational Publications and Programs

ABC Advertising Representative Profile: Lance Lawhon
Organization News

American Herbalists Guild Welcomes New Executive Director and Journal Editor

Traditional Roots Institute Established in Portland

World News
Killing of Endangered Animals Continues for Usage in Traditional Medicine and Bogus Remedies
Research Reviews

Acute Dose of Bacopa Extract Improves Cognitive Performance

Water-Based Kava Extract for Generalized Anxiety Disorder Shows No Adverse Effects in Liver Function

Medicinal Dose of Water-Based Kava Extract Does Not Impair Driving Ability

Saffron Extract Improves Retinal Function in Patients with Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Zembrin® Sceletium Extract Shown Safe in Trial in Healthy Adults
Market Report

Herb Supplement Sales Increase 5.5% in 2012: Herbal Supplement Sales Rise for 9th Consecutive Year; Turmeric Sales Jump 40% in Natural Channel

Legal & Regulatory

Botanical New Drug Applications – The Final Frontier

Book Reviews
American Herbal Products Association’s Botanical Safety Handbook
Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany

Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage

Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, and Degenerative Disease Prevention

Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle

Book Profiles
New Book Profiles
Photo Finish


Quality Control

How to Qualify an Analytical Laboratory for Analysis of Herbal Dietary Ingredients and Avoid Using a “Dry Lab”: A review of issues related to using a contract analytical laboratory by industry, academia, and regulatory agencies