(Austin, TX, March 5, 2009) The 4th Annual American Botanical Celebration and Awards Ceremony will take place tonight in Anaheim, California. The Celebration is ABC’s way of thanking many of its Sponsor Members who help fund many of ABC’s nonprofit educational programs. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and feature the presentation of the annual ABC Botanical Excellence Awards, honoring individuals and companies with a great impact on the present and future of the herbal medicine movement. The ABC event is part of the annual Natural Products Expo West trade show and Nutracon scientific conference.
The recipient of the ABC James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award is David J. Mabberley, PhD, for his Mabberley's Plant-Book: A Portable Dictionary of Plants, Their Classifications, and Uses, 3rd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2008). The recipient of the ABC Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award is Prof. Ikhlas A. Khan, PhD, of the University of Mississippi. And the recipient of the ABC Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award is Indena, the world’s leading extractor of standardized botanical extracts.
1 Mabberley D. Mabberley's Plant-Book: A Portable Dictionary of Plants, their Classifications, and Uses, 3rd edition. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press; 2008. 2 Duke J. Mabberley's Plant-Book: A Portable Dictionary of Plants, their Classifications, and Uses, 3rd edition. HerbalGram. 2009;82 [in press].3 Indena Company Profile. Indena Web site. Available at: http://www.indena.com/pages/profile.php. Accessed February 18, 2009. 4 Our research page. Indena Web site. Available at: http://www.indena.com/pages/research.php. Accessed February 18, 2009.