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ABC’s Mission

Provide education using science-based and traditional information to promote responsible use of herbal medicine.


About ABC

At the American Botanical Council, we are passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants.

We are an independent, nonprofit educational and research organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable science-based and traditionally-based information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry, and the media.

Our publications are extensively peer-reviewed, and include a vast selection of periodicals, books, monographs, safety reviews, continuing education materials, searchable online databases, and more.


As a nonprofit organization, ABC depends on Members to support our educational programs. In exchange, we provide our Members with many valuable benefits including:

  • A subscription to HerbalGram, the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Botanical Council.
  • HerbClip™ Online – More than 3,500 Critical reviews of seminal articles on herbal medicine from the popular and scientific literature around the world since 1991. Thirty new reviews added each month.
  • News and updates from HerbalEGram, ABC’s monthly electronic publication.
  • Access to online resources rich in useful scientific information including HerbMedPro and other databases, and The Complete German Commission E Monographs and Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.
  • Electronic news updates, discounts on publications, and much more.









Become a Member of ABC today and discover the amazing scientific resources available through an independent, reliable source!