ABC’s Clinical Guide to Herbs Called ‘Must-Have’ by Boston Globe Freelancer Judy Foreman lists her favorite alternative medicine books including the American Botanical Council’s The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs. Foreman, Judy. Favorite Books on Alternative Medicine. Boston Globe. February 19, 2007.
Earlier this month, ABC’s staff attended and presented at the Nutracon Conference, National Products Expo West, and our Annual American Botanical Celebration. This year’s recipients of the James A. Duke Botanical Literature Award and the Norman R. Farnsworth Botanical Research Award were announced at the celebratory dinner to honor our Sponsor members, Board of Trustees, and Advisory Board.
ABC has also published a product-specific monograph covering pharmacological and clinical trials on COLD-fX®, a unique extract made from roots of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). This is the first in a new series of ABC monographs reviewing the scientific research on specific herb products and plant-based ingredients.
Please remember that the deadline to register for our annual trip to the Amazon is quickly approaching (April 27)! Sign up now to reserve your spot for this one-of-a-kind experience.
Be on the lookout for our new website set to launch on April 2nd. We will send an email to you as a reminder before then.
Thank you for your continued support of our nonprofit educational mission. Sincerely,
The Staff of the American Botanical Council
HerbalGram 73 mailed on February 1, 2007. Featured articles include:
Kudzu Extract Trial Shows Effective Levels for Reducing Alcohol Consumption
by Marissa Oppel, MS
Study Finds No Link between Cannabis Use and Lung, Head, or Neck Cancer
by Courtney Cavaliere
Additional articles from previous issues are available at
Peter Hackett tours with the Rolling Stones - Everest News.com
The Rolling Stones has asked Dr. Peter Hackett, an expert on Ginkgo biloba and acute mountain sickness, to be their consultant for their tour through Mexico. Peter Hackett tours with the Rolling Stones. Everest News. Accessed Feb. 14, 2007.
Many Cancer Drug Trials Use Herbs, Supplements - Scientific American
Researchers at the University of Chicago urge physicians running clinical trials to "intensively (yet sensitively)" question participants on their alternative medicine use, which could interfere with cancer treatment. Many Cancer Drug Trials Use Herbs, Supplements. Scientific American. February 13, 2007.
The Trials of Cold-fx - Edmonton Journal
A critique of Cold-fx including, its claims, research and coverage in the media. Lamphier, Gary. The Trials of Cold-fx. Edmonton Journal. February 10,2007.
Get the Diet Scoop: 6 promising supplements, 6 to avoid - Health Magazine
Beneficial diet supplement ingredients are explained including dosage and safety along with ingredients deemed unsafe or ineffective. Steinmehl, Eric. Get the Diet Scoop: 6 promising supplements, 6 to avoid. Health Magazine. February 16, 2007.
You Can Take Noni Juice, but with a Grain of Salt - LA Times
Though noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia) has been used by Polynesians for years, substantial studies have not proved its beneficial properties. Woolston, Chris. You Can Take Noni Juice, but with a Grain of Salt. Los Angeles Times. February 19, 2007.
Bent Skovmand, Seed Protector, Dies at 61 - New York Times
Bent Skovmand dedicated his life to preserving wheat varieties and hoped to develop disease resistant crops that would eventually end world hunger. Martin, Douglas. Bent Skovmand, Seed Protector, Dies at 61. New York Times. February 14, 2007.
Judge: Let Prof Grow Medicinal Marijuana - Boston Globe
A judge has ruled that Professor Lyle Craker of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst should be able to grow marijuana for research making his lab the second such facility in the US. Abel, David. Judge: Let Prof Grow Medicinal Marijuana. Boston Globe. February 12, 2007.
The following are just a few of the upcoming events that you will find listed on ABC’s Event Calendar.
March 28-30: Tokyo Health Industry Show (THIS). Tokyo, Japan.
April 5: BRIT Distinguish Lecturer Series. Fort Worth, TX.
April 14: 75th Anniversary of Garden in the Woods. Framingham, MA.
April 14-15: Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine. Tempe, AZ.
June 20 Adverse Event Reporting Seminar. Bethesda, MD.
June 9-11: World Tea Expo. Atlanta, GA.
July 18-20: The NBJ Newport Summit. Laguna Niguel, CA.
July 13-16: The International Herb Association Educational Conference & Meeting of Members. New Glarus, WI.
July 14-18: Clinical Pharmacognosy: Contribution of Pharmacognosy to Clinical Trials of Dietary Supplements - The 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy. Portland, ME.
September 14-17: Sixth Annual Intensive Seminar on Botanical Medicine. Laurel & Fulton, MD.
The current HerbClip bin was released on March 15, 2007. Two samples have been made available online to all members:
Genotoxicity of Noni Juice Associated with the Occurrence of Hydroxyanthraquinones
Many Antioxidants Found to Benefit Patients Undergoing Conventional Cancer Treatments
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 Ellyn Smith at the Membership Department.