Field Report, Part 2: Ayahuasca Vine Harvesting on the Rio Tamaya in the Peruvian Amazon
By Chris Kilham
Moxie, 'An Acquired Taste,' Acquired by Coca-Cola
By Connor Yearsley
Food as Medicine: Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum; F. tataricum, Polygonaceae)
By Jenny Perez and Hannah Bauman
'Belém +30' Joint Conference Honors Alliance Between Indigenous Peoples and Science
By Roberto Regensteiner, Elaine Elisabetsky, PhD, and Steven King, PhD
Valensa Adopts Saw Palmetto through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program. October 11, 2018.
In Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 2, Jill Stansbury, ND, explores herbal formulas for conditions related to the cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, pulmonary, and respiratory systems. Each volume is meant to serve as a "user-friendly reference manual as well as a guide for budding herbalists in the high art of fine-tuning an herbal formula for the person, not just for the diagnosis," Stansbury explains in the book's introduction.
In Volume 2, Stansbury begins by explaining the importance of traditional wisdom for modern health professionals and presents a primer on herbal medicine formulation. The two largest chapters in the book focus on specific herbal formulations for various circulation- and respiration-related conditions. Stansbury has based these formulas on her clinical experience as a naturopathic physician as well as knowledge gathered from herbal folklore, Eclectic physicians, and modern scientific research.
Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 2 can be purchased from the publisher's website. ©2018 Chelsea Green Publishing. This work has been reprinted with permission and may not be used for any other purpose.
A Mushroom Extract Might Save Bees from a Killer Virus. WIRED. October 4, 2018. According to new research from mycologist Paul Stamets, bees that were fed amadou and reishi mushroom extracts had reduced levels of deformed wing virus compared to control colonies.
DEA Reschedules Epidiolex, Marijuana-Derived Drug, Paving the Way for it to Hit the Market. CNBC. September 27, 2018. The DEA has classified the CBD oral solution Epidiolex as a schedule 5 drug, the least restrictive category of the Controlled Substances Act.
Scientists Look to Chinese Soup Ingredients to Treat Dementia. Bloomberg. September 26, 2018. Researchers will soon begin advanced clinical trials of the traditional Chinese medicine Sailuotong, a combination of ginkgo, ginseng, and saffron extracts, for the treatment of vascular dementia.
South African Villagers Tap into Trend for 'Superfood' Baobab. Phys.org. September 24, 2018. Through a "baobab guardian program," rural South African villagers are being paid to protect baobab saplings until the trees reach maturity.
How Indigenous Youth Are Safeguarding Amazon Plant Knowledge through Social Media. Intercontinental Cry. September 20, 2018. In an effort to preserve their ancestral knowledge of medicinal plants, Secoya elders are encouraging younger community members to document their learning experiences on social media.
Using Blockchain to Drive Positive Change from Farm to Brand. Natural Products INSIDER. September 19, 2018. This podcast explores how the use of blockchain technology can lead to "tangible, verifiable impacts" for companies in the natural products industry.
Searching for Chocolate's Roots, and Enemies, in Colombia's Wilderness. Scientific American. September 15, 2018. Government officials in Colombia are promoting cacao, the source of chocolate, as an ideal replacement crop for coca, the source of cocaine.
Ingrid Bauer MD and Herbalist Joins AHP as Medical Director. American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. October 10, 2018.
Celebrating 25 Years of Plant Conservation, 1994-2019. United Plant Savers. October 9, 2018.
Industry Stakeholder Input Needed on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). October 8, 2018.
Missouri Botanical Garden Announces New Master's Degree. Missouri Botanical Garden. October 8, 2018.
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) Celebrates Naturopathic Medicine Week October 7-13, 2018. AANP. October 8, 2018.
AHPA Requests Pullulan Be Allowed in Dietary Supplement Products Labeled as Organic. AHPA. October 5, 2018.
Continuing a Monumental, Multi-year Project, the Third Installment of Treatments in New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada Is Available from NYBG Press. New York Botanic Garden. October 4, 2018.
US Territory Legalizes Adult Marijuana Use. NORML. September 27, 2018.
Saw Palmetto Berry 2018 Mid-season Harvest Report. AHPA. September 25, 2018.
Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno is Bestowed with the Coveted Visionary Award from the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Bastyr University. September 24, 2018.
FairWild, TRAFFIC and American Herbal Products Association Focus on Sustainability in Cambridge Meeting. TRAFFIC. September 21, 2018.
Border Officials: Canadians Involved In Legal Marijuana Industry To Be Barred Entry To The United States. NORML. September 20, 2018.
AOAC Leading in Analytical Excellence; Adopts New Standards and Methods for Infant Formula, Food Safety, Dietary Supplements, and Alternative Methods. AOAC International. September 20, 2018.
SupplySide West. November 6-10, 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada.
7th Annual AHPA Botanical Congress. November 10, 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. Presented in cooperation with ABC. (Use discount code AHPA18SSW to receive $50 off SSW registration and member pricing for the congress.)
Adulteration and Fraud of Botanical and Natural Health Ingredients. November 29, 2018. Frankfurt, Germany.
Regenerative Earth Summit. December 5-6, 2018. Boulder, Colorado.
Integrative Healthcare Symposium. February 21-23, 2019. New York, New York. (Use discount code ABC2019 to receive 15% off registration.)
More event listings can be found on ABC's website.