News from American Botanical Council A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages.

Latest

Jan 10, 2017, 11:39 ET St. John's wort Adulteration Bulletin Released by Botanical Adulterants Program

The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Bulletin (BAB) on St. John's wort...


Dec 06, 2016, 17:02 ET ABC Acknowledges Naturopathica's Continued Support of ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council (ABC) recognizes wellness company Naturopathica for its adoption of arnica (Arnica montana) through ABC's...


Nov 09, 2016, 08:00 ET Coffee Fruit Joins American Botanical Council's List of Adopted Botanicals

VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc. has adopted coffee fruit (Coffea arabica, Rubiaceae) through the American Botanical Council's (ABC's) Adopt-an-Herb...


Oct 12, 2016, 16:59 ET EcoSo Dynamics Adopts Devil's Claw through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is pleased to announce that Namibia-based EcoSo Dynamics has adopted devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens;...


Sep 07, 2016, 15:30 ET Herbal Dietary Supplement Sales in US Increased by 7.5% in 2015

 Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United States increased by 7.5% in 2015, according to a new market report by the American Botanical...


Jul 14, 2016, 03:00 ET Complete Digital Archive of HerbalGram Issues Now Available

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is excited to announce that every issue of HerbalGram, the nonprofit's quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, is...


Jun 09, 2016, 03:00 ET Goldenseal Adulteration Explained in New Bulletin from ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program

 The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Bulletin (BAB) on goldenseal...


May 05, 2016, 04:00 ET Botanical Adulterants Program Introduces 'Botanical Adulterants Bulletins' Series to Help Raise Awareness of Current Herb Adulteration

 The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces the publication of a new series of reviews on adulteration of botanical ingredients....


Mar 01, 2016, 03:00 ET Professor John T. Arnason Receives 2015 ABC Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award

 The American Botanical Council (ABC) is pleased to announce John Thor Arnason, PhD, as the recipient of the 2015 ABC Norman R. Farnsworth...


Feb 25, 2016, 03:00 ET MediHerb/Integria Healthcare Receives ABC's Varro E. Tyler Award for Phytomedicinal Research

 The American Botanical Council (ABC) has named MediHerb of Warwick, Australia as the recipient of the 2015 ABC Varro E. Tyler Commercial...


Feb 18, 2016, 03:00 ET Aromatherapy Book Awarded 2015 ABC James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award

The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) is pleased to announce that, for the first time, the James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical...


Dec 18, 2015, 14:30 ET SFI International Recognized for Adopting Bacopa through American Botanical Council's Adopt-an-Herb Program

 The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) gratefully recognizes the support of Soho Flordis International (SFI) following its "adoption"...


Dec 07, 2015, 18:13 ET ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program Publishes Black Cohosh Laboratory Guidance Document

The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program has published a new Laboratory Guidance Document on black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) root...


Oct 06, 2015, 15:54 ET Teawolf "Adopts" Guayusa under Agreement with American Botanical Council

 The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) is honored to announce that natural ingredients manufacturer Teawolf has adopted the...


Sep 09, 2015, 22:01 ET American Botanical Council: New York Attorney General's Investigation on Devil's Claw Ignores Expert Evaluations and Provides No Benefit to the Public

The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) says that the New York Attorney General's (NY AG's) investigation on the herb devil's claw has...


Jun 17, 2015, 15:24 ET ABC Says Echinacea Preparation as Effective as Tamiflu® in Early Flu Cases in Large Clinical Trial

 New clinical research suggests that an herbal medicinal product containing a proprietary combination of a concentrated echinacea herb and root...


Feb 04, 2015, 09:00 ET ABC Says New York Attorney General Misused DNA Testing for Herbal Supplements

 The New York State Attorney General (AG) Eric T. Schneiderman has issued a press release stating that his office sent cease-and-desist letters...


Jan 08, 2015, 17:36 ET Botanical Adulterants Program Introduces "Laboratory Guidance Documents" Series to Help Industry Detect Potential Herb Adulteration

 The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces the inaugural publication of its Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) series for...


Dec 03, 2014, 08:30 ET DIANA, FOOD "Adopts" Herb Acerola through the American Botanical Council

 The American Botanical Council (ABC) is pleased to announce that DIANA, FOOD, a supplier of natural ingredient solutions based in France, has...


Nov 20, 2014, 18:02 ET US Tea Sales Increase 5.9% in 2013

 Tea is the world's second most-consumed beverage after water. According to a new report published in the current issue of HerbalEGram —...


Oct 15, 2014, 08:00 ET Distinguished Scientist John Cardellina Joins ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program

The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program (BAP) is pleased to announce the addition of John H. Cardellina II, PhD, as Chief Technical...


Sep 15, 2014, 08:00 ET 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 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 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...


Mar 10, 2014, 07:00 ET 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...