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Sep 07, 2017, 09:00 ET US Sales of Herbal Supplements Increase by 7.7% in 2016

Consumers in the United States spent an estimated 7.7% more on herbal dietary supplements in 2016 than in the previous year, according to the...


Apr 26, 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...


Mar 16, 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...


Mar 13, 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...


Mar 08, 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...


Mar 06, 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...


Mar 02, 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...


Feb 27, 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 –...


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...