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Issue 134

Summer 2022

HerbalGram
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Features

Climate-Conscious Consumers Prioritize Sustainable Herbal Products

In Focus: Steven Foster’s Herbal Photography

Dear Reader

Dear Reader

Herb Profiles

Black currant

ABC News

American Botanical Council Presents Botanical Excellence Awards at 17th Annual Celebration Ceremony

Herb Expert Christopher Hobbs Donates 1636 Edition of Gerard’s Historic Herbal to ABC

ABC Announces Election of Herb Experts Low Dog, Brinckmann, and Hobbs to Board of Trustees 

BAPP News

BAPP Issues Bulletin on Adulteration of Saffron and Saffron Extracts

BAPP Publishes Ginkgo Leaf Extract Laboratory Guidance Document

World News

Jaguar Health’s Plant-Based Prescription Drug Crofelemer Granted FDA Conditional Approval for Chemotherapy-induced Diarrhea in Dogs

Research Reviews

Dwarf Elder Leaf Cream Is as Effective as Hydrocortisone in Improving Severity of Hand Eczema

Peppermint Oil Aromatherapy Reduces Frequency of Nausea, Vomiting, and Retching in Patients undergoing Chemotherapy

Crocin from Saffron Found to Be Effective for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Book Reviews

Clinical Herbalism: Plant Wisdom from East and West

Medicinal Herbs of California: A Field Guide to Common Healing Plants

Oregano — The Genus Origanum (Lamiaceae): Taxonomy, Cultivation, Chemistry, and Uses

In Memoriam

Marlene Renee Adelmann-Mitcheson: 1955–2022

Dennis Valentine Cecil Awang: 1937–2022

Richard ‘Dick’ Griffin: 1938–2021

Otto Sticher: 1936–2022

James ‘Jim’ Steven Turner: 1940–2022

Xie Peishan: 1934–2022

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FOOD AS MEDICINE: BANANA

Musa spp., Musaceae