James A. Duke, PhD
James A. Duke Inducted into New Hope Network’s Hall of Legends
By Hannah Bauman
Book Review: Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 2
By David Hoffmann, BSc, FNIMH
ABC Announces Annual Herbal Community Builder Award Recipients. February 25, 2019.
Jim Emme Named ABC Champion for 2018. February 18, 2019.
Euromed Adopts Milk Thistle through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program. February 28, 2019.
Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program News:
NEW! Issue #16 of the Botanical Adulterants Monitor has been published. Read for updates on evaluating saw palmetto extract, distinguishing spent cinnamon material, and more.
This reference text offers a comprehensive guide to safe and responsible herbal healing and contains a wealth of information, step-by-step instructions, and full-color illustrations. Holistic nurse and herbalist Susan Clearwater, RN, presents a dynamic, hands-on exploration into the world of herbalism and empowers readers to interact with medicinal plants at a variety of levels: gardening, harvesting, marking herbal teas and other preparations, and learning which herbs are helpful for specific conditions.
The Art of Herbal Healing uses a holistic perspective to heal the whole person, and medicinal herbs are examined through a broad-spectrum lens that begins with the mythology of ancient cultures and continues through modern scientific research. A materia medica of 50 herbs includes information about their medicinal usage, cultivation, preparation of topical and oral remedies, dosages, safety precautions, and chemical components.
Learn more about The Art of Herbal Healing at GreenTurtleBotanicals.com. Readers who purchase through the website can receive a discount. ©2019, Green Turtle Publishing. All material is used with permission of the publisher and may not be reproduced for another use.
Native California Medicinal Plant May Hold Promise for Treating Alzheimer’s. Science Daily. February 20, 2019. The discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in yerba santa, a native Californian shrub, may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Argentina Celebrates ‘Historic Record’ for Yerba Maté Sales. NutraIngredients. February 19, 2019. Domestic and international sales of Argentinian yerba maté hit a “historic record” in 2018, according to the National Institute of Yerba Maté.
Grasses Found to Cheat Evolution By Stealing Genes from Their Neighbors. New Atlas. February 19, 2019. Scientists studying Alloteropsis semialata grass discovered similarities in DNA sequences that had been acquired laterally from neighboring plants.
Is it Time for Supplement Companies to Move away from ‘Cleanse’ and ‘Detox?’ NutraIngredients. February 15, 2019. “Detox” and “cleanse,” when used with supplements, juices, or diets, have strong market appeal; however, some experts believe it’s time to move away from those words.
What Should DSHEA 2.0 Look Like? Here Are a Couple of Suggestions. NutraIngredients-USA. February 15, 2019. This editorial opines that the industry should take advantage of a regulatory atmosphere focused on collaboration and based on science for a healthy future for the dietary supplement industry.
Aloe sanguinalis, a New Red Aloe from Somaliland. EurekAlert! February 14, 2019. Despite its showy color and presentation, red aloe has not been described by science until recently.
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Studies: Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Changes in Brain Morphology. NORML. February 28, 2019.
NUNM Celebrates Completion of Ten-Year Naturopathic Medicine Book Series. National University of Natural Medicine. February 27, 2019.
WHO Expert Committee Calls For Changes In Cannabis’ International Classification. NORML. February 14, 2019.
House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Banking Access for Cannabis-Related Businesses. Americans for Safe Access. February 13, 2019.
FDA Announces New Attention to Dietary Supplement Regulations. AHPA. February 11, 2019.
CRN Applauds FDA’s Commitment to Increased Enforcement Action. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 11, 2019.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on the Agency’s New Efforts to Strengthen Regulation of Dietary Supplements By Modernizing and Reforming FDA’s Oversight. US Food & Drug Administration. February 11, 2019.
SupplySide East. April 9-10, 2019. Secaucus, New Jersey.
International Garlic Symposium. May 28-30, 2019. Hiroshima, Japan.
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