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Sep 15, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Tea Taste and Quality Affected by Climate Change

The chemistry, taste, and health effects of tea can vary with changes in climate, says a new article published by the nonprofit American Botanical...

Sep 08, 2014, 08:00 ET
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International Dietary Supplement Trade Alliance Endorses Botanical Adulterants Educational Program

 The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) has endorsed the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program,...

Sep 03, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Herbal Dietary Supplement Retail Sales Up 7.9% in 2013

 Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United States increased by 7.9% in 2013, reaching a total estimated figure of six billion dollars...

Jun 17, 2014, 07:00 ET
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ABC: "Botanical Adulterants Monitor" Published by Herb Quality Consortium

 A consortium of nonprofit herbal advocacy and research organizations announces the publication of a new e-newsletter, the "Botanical...

Mar 10, 2014, 07:00 ET
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Wakunaga Receives ABC's 7th Annual Varro E. Tyler Phytomedicinal Research Award

 The American Botanical Council (ABC) has presented its 2013 Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award to Wakunaga...

Mar 03, 2014, 04:00 ET
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Herbal Advocate Sara Katz to Receive American Botanical Council Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award

The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) announces that herbalist and educator Sara Katz has been selected as the second-ever recipient of...

Feb 25, 2014, 13:18 ET
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American Botanical Council Announces Recipients of James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award

 The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) is pleased to announce that two authors will be joint recipients of this year's James A. Duke...

Feb 18, 2014, 14:31 ET
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Gordon Cragg to Receive American Botanical Council's Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award

The American Botanical Council (ABC) recognizes Gordon M. Cragg, PhD, of Bethesda, Maryland, as the recipient of the ABC Norman R. Farnsworth...

Feb 05, 2014, 13:19 ET
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American Botanical Council Names New Advisory Board Members from International Arena

Appointment of medicinal plant experts from 10 countries reflects the nonprofit's ever-growing international scope The American Botanical...

Jan 20, 2014, 08:00 ET
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American Botanical Council Publishes Revolutionary Analysis Unlocking Mysteries of 500-Year-Old Manuscript

Authors Propose Unique New World Origins of Obscure Voynich Manuscript in HerbalGram In the 100th issue of its quarterly,...

Jan 14, 2014, 08:00 ET
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World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program

Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research Adds New Dimension of International Support to Quality Control Program The largest...

Jan 08, 2014, 00:06 ET
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Kava May Help Prevent Lung Cancer in Smokers Say University Researchers

Preliminary study in mice suggests possible lung cancer preventative effect of South Pacific herb Researchers at the University of Minnesota...

Nov 29, 2013, 10:53 ET
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American Botanical Council Publishes 100th Issue of HerbalGram

Publication Milestone Coincides with Nonprofit's 25th Anniversary  The 100th issue of the acclaimed magazine HerbalGram hits mailboxes...

Nov 11, 2013, 17:43 ET
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Ixoreal Biomed "Adopts" Ashwagandha through the American Botanical Council

The adaptogenic herb has many traditional and modern uses  The American Botanical Council (ABC) is pleased to announce that Ixoreal...

Nov 05, 2013, 18:41 ET
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Science Group Says Article on DNA Barcode Analysis of Herbs Is Flawed, Contains Errors, Creates Confusion, and Should Be Retracted

Methodological Flaws, Statistical Inconsistencies, Taxonomic Confusion, and Unreliable Conclusions Require Paper in BMC Medicine to be Corrected,...

Oct 31, 2013, 18:24 ET
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The American Botanical Council Celebrates 25 Years of Herbal Medicine Education

Award-Winning Nonprofit with Passion for Plant-Based Medicine Has International Impact and Reputation  On November 1,...

Oct 03, 2013, 16:45 ET
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America's Largest Professional Society of Medicinal Plant Research Experts Endorses Botanical Adulteration Education Program

American Society of Pharmacognosy Lends Support to ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program The American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) has...

Sep 16, 2013, 15:21 ET
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HerbalGram Article Details Procedures for Choosing a Contract Analytical Lab for Dietary Ingredients

Experts Advise Manufacturers on How to Avoid a Fraudulent 'Dry Lab'  Navigating the extensive and complex world of the US Food and Drug...

Sep 09, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Herbal Dietary Supplement Retail Sales Up 5.5% in 2012

Herb Market Report Shows Increased Sales of Herbs for Ninth Consecutive Year Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United...

Aug 19, 2013, 15:18 ET
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Vitatech Adopts Cinnamon through the American Botanical Council's Adopt-an-Herb Program

Cinnamon becoming increasingly popular for its clinically documented blood sugar-normalizing effects  The American Botanical Council (ABC)...