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September 1, 2021

Science & Research
A Vaccine against Poison Ivy Misery Is in the Works as Scientists Also Explore New Treatment Paths. Scientific American. September 2021.
Black seed’s immune-health benefits get scientific validation. Nutritional Outlook. August 26, 2021.
Pecan-enriched diet shown to reduce cholesterol. Science Daily. August 23, 2021.
Study finds that supplementation with Bacopa monnieri may support emotional wellbeing. Nutritional Outlook. August 18, 2021.
The good herb: Buckwheat liquor helps cells clean house. Science Daily. August 16, 2021.
Pycnogenol pine bark extract outperforms cranberry extract in relieving recurrent urinary tract infections in new study. Nutritional Outlook. August 11, 2021.
Herbal medicines demonstrate potency against bartonella, a disease-causing pathogen, according to new lab study. EurekAlert! August 5, 2021.
Ancient herbal medicine may offer relief to veterans with Gulf War Illness. EurekAlert! August 5, 2021.
Eating more plant foods may lower heart disease risk in young adults, older women. Science Daily. August 4, 2021.
Botanical mechanisms of action for cognitive health. Natural Products Insider. August 3, 2021.
Adding color to your plate may lower risk of cognitive decline. Science Daily. July 29, 2021.
Fruit compound may have potential to prevent and treat Parkinson's disease. EurekAlert! July 28, 2021.
Recent open label study finds that ashwagandha supports stress and sleep quality with good tolerability. Nutritional Outlook. July 16, 2021.
Pilot study shows potential of goat weed formulation to support hair health. Nutritional Outlook. July 16, 2021.
Cognitive care using medicinal plant peptides. EurekAlert! June 18, 2021.

Legal & Regulatory
The FDA Defers to Pharma, Nixes CBD as Dietary Supplement. Project CBD. August 23, 2021.
Navigating FDA Regulatory Requirements for Clinical Trials on Natural Products. NCCIH Research Blog. August 10, 2021.
Trademark registration application for “Herbalist” withdrawn. Nutritional Outlook. August 25, 2021.

Community & Industry
A Naturopath’s Advice for Reasoning with Vaccine Deniers. Mother Jones. August 24, 2021.

Cannabis Update
Minor cannabinoids poised for the spotlight. Natural Products Insider. August 30, 2021.
People with fibromyalgia are substituting CBD for opioids to manage pain. Science Daily. June 24, 2021.

Quality Control & Adulteration
NOW tests turmeric products sold on Amazon and finds potency, labeling, and other problems. Nutritional Outlook. August 11, 2021.

Trends & Technology
Curcumin, testosterone boosters may aid sports endeavors. Natural Products Insider. August 23, 2021.

Traditional Medicine
Poison or cure? Traditional Chinese medicine shows that context can make all the difference. University at Buffalo Now. August 31, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
Dr. J. Chris Pires to Serve as Dean of the International Plant Science Center and Chief Science Officer of The New York Botanical Garden. New York Botanical Garden. September 1, 2021.
The Forest Farmers Handbook (Free Download). United Plant Savers. August 31, 2021.
Analytical science leaders honored at the 2021 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting. AOAC International. August 30, 2021.
Endangered Plants and Women’s Health: Fertility Herbs At Risk. United Plant Savers. August 27, 2021.
AHPA publishes educational materials for prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination. American Herbal Products Association. August 26, 2021.
Study: Chronic Pain Patients Report Improved Quality of Life Following Medical Cannabis Use. NORML. August 26, 2021.
Clinical Trial: CBD Dosing Associated with Transient Improvements in Sleep Satisfaction. NORML. August 26, 2021.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Appoints New Health and Wellness Coaching Department Chair. Maryland University of Integrative Health. August 25, 2021.
Trademark registration application for “Herbalist” withdrawn. American Herbal Products Association. August 24, 2021.
ODS Dietary Supplement Label Database modernized. American Herbal Products Association. August 18, 2021.
Dr. Fraser Smith honored for his work in naturopathic medicine with Vis Award. National University of Health Sciences. August 13, 2021.
Setting a Safe Level of Daily Consumption Remains Best Path to Regulating CBD Following FDA’s Objection to New Dietary Ingredient Claim. Natural Products Association. August 12, 2021.
Analysis: Legal Cannabis Sales Projected to Reach $43 Billion By 2025. NORML. August 12, 2021.
Killer tobacco plant: Insect-trapping species named new to science. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. August 11, 2021.
CRN Denounces FDA Rejection of New Dietary Ingredient Notifications for Hemp Extract Containing CBD, Urges Congress to Act. Council for Responsible Nutrition. August 11, 2021.

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