American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Publishes Oshá Monograph and Therapeutic Compendium
By Hannah Bauman
Remembering Brian Keating: 1956-2018
By Hannah Bauman
The Top 10 HerbalEGram Stories of 2018
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Aimed at those just beginning their herbal journey, Healing Herbal Infusions offers 75 recipes for natural, plant-based remedies to treat a variety of common ailments and illnesses. Through Codekas’s photography and straightforward writing style, readers can learn the proper techniques for acquiring materials, the different types of herbal infusions, tips for making products such as salves and butters, safety considerations, and information on each botanical used in the book. According to herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, Codekas “shares her passion for nature, herbs and herbal healing in a wonderfully clear and accessible way.”
Learn more about Healing Herbal Infusions and find links to purchase the book at the author’s website. Reprinted with permission from Healing Herbal Infusions by Colleen Codekas, Page Street Publishing ©2018. Photo credit: Colleen Codekas.
2018’s Biggest Ingredient Sales Surprises. Nutritional Outlook. January 8, 2019. These natural ingredients surprised market analysts with their growth — or lack thereof — in 2018.
‘Christmas Berry’ Plant Compound Could Fight Uveal Melanoma. EurekAlert! January 3, 2019. A molecule derived from a primrose species could inhibit metastatic growth for a rare and aggressive eye cancer.
The Matsés Are Revitalizing a Living Healthcare System. Intercontinental Cry. December 31, 2018. Following the publication of an encyclopedia of medicinal plants in their native language, Matsés healers continue their quest to preserve traditional knowledge through the creation and maintenance of “healing forests.”
How to Promote Winter Health with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Organic Authority. December 23, 2018. These traditional remedies focus on holistic health to support the immune system during cold and flu season.
One of the Most Common and Dangerous Allergens Doesn’t Appear on Food Labels in the US. The FDA Should Move Fast to Change That. Business Insider. December 22, 2018. Sesame allergies are becoming increasingly common in the United States but food manufacturers are not required to add a warning label to products containing sesame, the ninth most common food allergen.
8 Nutrients for Better Brain Functioning. Psychology Today. December 22, 2018. Researchers have taken a closer look at 32 nutrients associated with the Mediterranean diet to find a link to healthier cognitive performance in older adults.
The Secret Life of Plants: Ten New Species Found this Year. BBC News. December 21, 2018. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, identified and named more than 100 new plants in 2018, including a carnivorous pitcher plant, a member of the coffee family with possible anti-cancer properties, and a new slipper orchid.
Explore the Inventive Flavors of Herb Beers. Wine Enthusiast. December 21, 2018. Many breweries are reviving an ancient technique of flavoring beer with different combinations of herbs.
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Attorney General Nominee Calls on Congress to Create Federal Unified Policy on Cannabis. Americans for Safe Access. January 15, 2019.
Medical Schools Including Cannabis Content In Their Curriculum. NORML. January 10, 2019.
Study: Cannabis Use During Chemotherapy Associated With Symptomatic Improvements, No Adverse Impact On Cognitive Skills. NORML. January 10, 2019.
AHP Releases Belleric Myrobalan Monograph and Therapeutic Compendium. American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. January 9, 2019.
New Medicinal Plants Course to be Offered at Delaware Valley University. Delaware Valley University. January 8, 2019.
USDA’s Final Rule for GMO Labeling Ignores Recommendations of Consumers and AHPA. American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). January 8, 2019.
New Food Labeling Guidance Provides Nothing Useful for Dietary Supplement Manufacturers and Labelers. Natural Products Association (NPA). January 4, 2019.
Slack-Fill Guidance (Revised 2019). AHPA. December 31, 2018.
2018 Year In Review: NORML's Top Ten Events In Marijuana Policy. NORML. December 27, 2018.
FDA Identifies “Pathways” for Hemp Ingredients in Foods and Supplements. AHPA. December 21, 2018.
NPA Proposes Framework for New Cosmetic Regulations. NPA. December 21, 2018.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on Signing of the Agriculture Improvement Act and the Agency’s Regulation of Products Containing Cannabis and Cannabis-derived Compounds. US Food & Drug Administration. December 20, 2018.
Integrative Healthcare Symposium. February 20-23, 2019. New York, New York.
Natural Products Expo West. March 5-9, 2019. Anaheim, California. Find ABC at booth #4121!
Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine. March 29-31, 2019. Tempe, Arizona.
Dietary Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices Compliance Seminar. April 2-3, 2019. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
International Garlic Symposium. May 28-30, 2019. Hiroshima, Japan.
19th International Congress of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology. June 12-14, 2019. Dresden, Germany.
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