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Since its inception in 1980 at Rosemary Gladstar’s California School of Herbal Studies, fire cider has evolved from a simple vinegar concoction for the immune system to a movement within herbalism. This text contains Gladstar’s original recipe plus 100 variations from herbalists around North America. The contributors and Gladstar also share stories along with their recipes, and include suggestions for taking the tonic beyond the medicine chest to culinary preparations such as drinks, vegan “cheese,” salad dressing, and many more. Fire Cider! aims to inspire the reader to improve wellness and vitality through a community tradition.
Fire Cider! can be purchased from a variety of online retailers. ©2020 Storey Publishing. Excerpted from Fire Cider! by Rosemary Gladstar. Used with permission from Storey Publishing.
The Double Life of Coca. Sapiens. January 30, 2020. Before it became known as the precursor to cocaine, coca leaf was traditionally used throughout the Andes as a medicine for a variety of conditions, and its complicated history is causing regulatory problems in its native countries.
Italy Adopts Decree Setting Maximum THC Levels in Supplements. NutraIngredients.com. January 29, 2020. Italy’s Ministry of Health confirms the maximum level of THC permitted in food supplements is set at two milligrams per kilogram.
How Climate Change Is Affecting Gardens. Phys.org. January 29, 2020. Botanical gardens are struggling to predict how their specimens may survive in a changing climate, while the sad reality is that many are already failing.
Is 2020 the Year FDA Will Finally Make CBD a Legal Ingredient in Dietary Supplements and Food? Nutritional Outlook. January 28, 2020. As the hemp industry made great strides in 2019, the questions for 2020 will be how and when the government will rule on the legal standing of CBD.
Algae Shown to Improve Gastrointestinal Health. EurekAlert! January 27, 2020. A recently published clinical trial shows a correlation between the consumption of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii algae and an improvement in irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.
Researchers Studying Prairie Plants as Potential Medicine Sources. Regina Leader-Post. January 26, 2020. Scientists hope that the prairies of Saskatchewan may hold new sources of antibiotics and cancer medicine.
Non-Indigenous Business Fails in Bid to Trademark Aboriginal Bush Medicine. ABC Capricornia. January 24, 2020. An Australian business has failed to obtain exclusive rights to the indigenous name of a traditional bush medicine known as “gumby-gumby.”
Adaptogens: Nature’s Answer to Stressed and Tired. WholeFoods Magazine. January 23, 2020. As Americans report chronic stress as a primary complaint, the use of adaptogens may provide relief for an anxious world.
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Study: Patients Report Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life Following Cannabis Use. NORML. February 13, 2020.
Industry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers that Dietary Supplements May Not Claim to Cure, Prevent Coronavirus. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 11, 2020.
President Trump Requests $5 Million for CBD Regulation. Natural Products Association (NPA). February 10, 2020.
AHPA Submits Comments to USDA on Domestic Hemp Production Program. American Herbal Products Association. January 30, 2020.
AHP Announces Collaboration with Southwest College Of Naturopathic Medicine and Development of Hemp Monograph and Therapeutic Compendium. American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. January 27, 2020.
New Discovery: Prescribed Fires Help Prairie Plants Flower, Find Mates, Reproduce and Flourish. Chicago Botanic Garden. January 27, 2020.
NPA Urges FDA Action on Products Claiming to Treat or Prevent Infection by Coronavirus. NPA. January 27, 2020.
Report: Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Declining. NORML. January 23, 2020.
Study: Cannabis Use Associated with Neuroprotection in HIV Patients. NORML. January 23, 2020.
Sacred Seeds at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge. United Plant Savers. January 21, 2020.
Congressional Committee Holds Three-Hour Hearing on ‘Cannabis Policies for a New Decade’. NORML. January 16, 2020.
State Library of Ohio Awards Lloyd Library Grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Lloyd Library & Museum. December 11, 2019.
Natural Products Expo West. March 3-7, 2020. Anaheim, California. Visit ABC at Booth #4117! More information.
Pittcon. March 1-5, 2020. Chicago, Illinois.
AHPA-ABC-AHP HerbWalk at Expo West 2020. March 4, 2020. Anaheim, California.
The Practitioner Channel Forum. April 23-24, 2020. New York, New York.
Vitafoods Europe. May 12-14, 2020. Geneva, Switzerland.
World Tea Expo. June 8-11, 2020. Denver, Colorado.
More event listings can be found on ABC’s website.