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An Open Letter to ABC Members and the Herbal Community from Mark Blumenthal re ABC's Bright Future

AUSTIN, Texas (April 21, 2021) — An open letter from ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal announces that ABC is seeking a new Executive Director (ED). ABC is seeking an experienced and talented person who will help direct, manage, and lead ABC as it continues to provide and expand its unique nonprofit research and educational mission, publications, and programs now and into the future.

Thank you for participating in the first Virtual HerbDay!

We want to thank everyone who participated in the first Virtual HerbDay. Whether you watched one video or all of them, read or downloaded all, one, or none of the written materials, we appreciate your participation. The goal of the HerbDay founders is to create a celebration of herbs that promotes a greater familiarity with them, increases their informed use, and builds public support for maintaining personal choice in the use of botanicals. Most of all, we want HerbDay to be educational, entertaining, diverse, inclusive, and accessible to all. To that end, please consider filling out this short survey so that your feedback can be incorporated into Virtual HerbDay 2022. Thank you!

Login Now Required to Access Most of ABC’s New and Improved Website + Tips to Using the Website

February 01, 2021

As of 2/8/2021, you’ll once again need to use your login to access the vast majority of content on ABC’s information-rich website with 10+ searchable databases and more. If you can’t remember your login, please click here and select "Forgot User Name" or "Forgot Password".  If you haven’t joined yet, please click here and, once you join, you’ll automatically receive a user name and password.

Tips to use ABC’s new website include:

  • Delete all previously saved and bookmarks and instead bookmark
  • Clear your cached images and files by visiting your web browser settings. 
  • ABC's new powerful search function is a customized elastic search that works via an index of the content and “learns” from your searches to provide more tailored results based on previous searches. Start using it to see how it works for you.
  • If you feel so inclined, please share your feedback on ABC's new website with us here.

Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Olive Oil Laboratory Guidance Document

March 29, 2021

The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) announces the publication of a new Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) on olive (Olea europaea) oil.

ABC and SHP Present Free Webinars Covering SHP Toolkit, Ethnobotany, and More

January 11, 2021

The American Botanical Council and Sustainable Herbs Program are hosting a series of free webinars with leaders in the botanical community. Topics include the SHP Toolkit, a special Ethnobotany Series, and more. Register for webinars here.