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26 Apr, 2017, 16:51 ET EuroPharma Supports ABC Educational Mission through Turmeric Adoption

The American Botanical Council (ABC) welcomes EuroPharma to the growing list of Adopt-an-Herb supporters though its adoption of turmeric (Curcuma...


16 Mar, 2017, 03:00 ET Professor Ikhlas Khan Receives 2016 ABC Mark Blumenthal Community Builder Award

The American Botanical Council (ABC) has announced Ikhlas Khan, PhD, as the recipient of the 2016 ABC Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder...


13 Mar, 2017, 03:00 ET ABC's 2016 Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award Granted to Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

The American Botanical Council (ABC) has announced Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, PhD, President of the Republic of Mauritius, as the...


08 Mar, 2017, 03:00 ET "Handbook of Essential Oils" Awarded 2016 ABC James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award

The American Botanical Council (ABC) has named Handbook of Essential Oils: Science, Technology, and Applications, 2nd edition, edited by K. Hüsnü...


06 Mar, 2017, 13:47 ET Medicinal Plant Expert Josef Brinckmann Receives ABC Champion Award

The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces that Josef Brinckmann, medicinal plants research fellow at Traditional Medicinals and longtime...


02 Mar, 2017, 17:00 ET Brassica Protection Products Receives ABC's Varro E. Tyler Award for Phytomedicinal Research

The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces that Brassica Protection Products LLC is the recipient of the ABC Varro E. Tyler Commercial...


27 Feb, 2017, 15:30 ET ABC's Blumenthal Receives International Ethnopharmacologist of the Year Award

The Society for Ethnopharmacology-India (SFE-India) has presented its "SFE – Outstanding International Ethnopharmacologist Award –...


10 Jan, 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...


06 Dec, 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...


09 Nov, 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...


12 Oct, 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;...


07 Sep, 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...


14 Jul, 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...


09 Jun, 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...


05 May, 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....


01 Mar, 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...


25 Feb, 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...


18 Feb, 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...


18 Dec, 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"...


07 Dec, 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...


06 Oct, 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...


09 Sep, 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...


17 Jun, 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...


04 Feb, 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...


08 Jan, 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...