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You may have noticed that HerbalEGram has lost some bulk in the past few months.  That’s because we have cut out some of the text and replaced it with links to articles of interest.  We hope that this slimmer look will be easier to read and help you find the information and updates that you need more quickly. We have placed anchor links in the Events section that will take you directly to items on our Event Calendar.  We invite you to tell us what you think about the changes and what else you would like to see in the e-newsletter.  Please send your comments to HerbalEGram.  Thank you for your continued support.

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ABC Launches Virtual Tour of Herb Gardens

September 30-October 2: Healthy Harvest Show. San Jose, CA. ABC Founder and Director Mark Blumenthal will present a lecture covering “Ethnobotanical Herbs of the South American Rainforest.” The Healthy Harvest Show is co-sponsored by NNFA-West and is expected to feature over 200 exhibitors of organic and natural foods and products, dietary supplements, HBA, sports nutrition, natural remedies, health books, and more. Phone: 805-646-4246. Web site:

October 7–9: The International Complementary and Natural Healthcare Conference and Expo (CAM Expo West). Los Angeles Convention Center. Features the latest trends, research, clinical trials and protocols in the field of complementary and integrative healthcare. Practitioners who attend CAM Expo West will learn the latest information, techniques, tools and services to grow and enhance their practices. Register at and use priority code ABC to save.

November 4-6: The 16th Annual American Herbalists Guild Symposium: Treating Chronic Illness with Herbal Medicine. Portland, OR. Attendees can anticipate more than 40 workshops by leading herbalists such as; Christopher Hobbs, Robert Rountree, Mindy Green, Mary Bove, Francis Brinker, David Hoffmann, and many others. Mark Blumenthal will present workshops covering “Herbal Research and Writing” and “Herb Market Update: What’s Happening in the Herb Market with Sales Trends, Consumer Attitudes, New Herbal Products, Legal and Regulatory Developments and Media Coverage.” Phone: 770-751-6021. Fax: 770-751-7472. E-mail: Web site:  

November 9–11: SupplySide West. Las Vegas, NV. ABC’s Mark Blumenthal will give a speech titled “Negative Outcomes for Clinical Trials on Herbs and Phytomedicines: Media Reports and Public Perceptions – A Crisis in Consumer Confidence” at this conference. The trade show features the world’s largest exhibition of functional, healthy and nutritional ingredients, plus more than 680 booths for education programming, special events and promotional opportunities for participants. Contact: Amy Sharman, Marketing and Communications Manager, 480-990-1101, ext.1543. E-mail:


HerbalGram 68 will be mailed in late October. This issue includes a feature article titled  “Mistletoe: Good for More Than Free Kisses,” which reviews the historical and scientific evidence for the use of mistletoe species in the treatment of disorders concerning the female reproductive system, as well as the human immune and nervous systems. HerbalGram 68 also includes a feature article on “India’s Foundation for the Revitalization of Local Health Traditions: Pioneering In Situ Conservation Strategies for Medicinal Plants and Local Cultures.”

You can find articles from past issues on our Website.


The current HerbClip bin was released on September 28, 2005. Two samples have been made available online to all members:

Kava Shown to Reduce Anxiety in Perimenopausal Women

Immunomodulatory Effects of Echinacea purpurea Root

The HerbClip Educational Mailing Service is published twice monthly and provides hardcopies of reviews/summaries along with the original articles (in most cases). This unique educational benefit is available at the Sponsor Member level. For more information, please contact Aileen Truax at the Development Department or by phone at 512-926-4900.