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Issue 77
Winter 2008
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
The Botanical Garden of Padua Historic Botanical Garden Created to Cultivate Medicinal Plants
Native American Herbal Prescription Sticks: Indigenous 19th Century Pharmacopeias
Vanilla Research Project in the Amazon
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ABC News
ABC Names New Advisory Board Members
Meet ABC Board of Trustees
Employee Profile: Janie Carter
ABC's 2007 Volunteer of the Year
Organization News

Lloyd Library and Museum to Launch New Initiative: Historical Research Center for the Natural Health Movement

Grants & Awards
Dietary Supplement Experts Receive "CRN Apple" Awards
World News
Archeobiology Reveals Chili Peppers Older than Originally Thought
USP Opens New Facility in China that will Test Raw Materials for Dietary Supplements
Research Reviews
The Quality of Clinical Trials on Herbs and Phytomedicines versus Conventional Medicines
Green Tea Extract Polyphenon® E Treats External Genital Warts
Special Swedish Rhodiola Extract Shows Benefit for Mild to Moderate Depression
Clinical Trial Follow-up Evaluates Safety and Effectiveness of Saw Palmetto and Stinging Nettle Extracts in Men with BPH
Steroid-Sparing Effect of Wormwood in Crohn's Disease
Market Report
Drought Reduces 2007 Saw Palmetto HarvestSome Collectors Reportedly Picking Unripe Berries
Legal & Regulatory
Trade Organizations Submit Comments on FDA's GMP Interim Final Rule
Conference Reports
Herb and Traditional Medicine Conferences in Malaysia
Book Reviews
New Book Profiles
Healthy Herbs: Your Everyday Guide to Medicinal Herbs and Their Use
Textbook of Natural Medicine
Handbook of Herbs and Spices
Integrating Therapeutic and Complementary Nutrition
Herbal Medicines in Pregnancy and Lactation: An Evidence-Based Approach
In Memoriam
Richard H. Goodwin 1910-2007
Robert Hegnauer 1919-2007
Egil Ramstad 1911-2007
Anita Roddick 1942-2007
ABC Introduces Product-Specific Monographs: Cold-fX