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Issue 79
Summer 2008
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
The Painted Desert: A Southwestern Ethnobotanical Perspective
Tree of Life: The Use of Marula Oil in Southern Africa
Herbs for Potential Adjunct Treatment of Thyroid Disease A Review of Botanical Preparations for Hypo- and Hyperthyroidism, Thyroid Nodules, and Thyroid Cancer
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HerbalGram and ABC Celebrate Important Milestones
Herb Profiles


ABC News
Meet Peggy Brevoort, President of ABC Board of Trustees
ABC Announces New Development Director
Employee Profile: Perry Sauls
Plans for HerbDay 2008 in Full Swing
Organization News
NPA Develops Standard and Seal to Identify Natural Personal Care Products
Southwest School of Botanical Medicine Offers Distance Learning Program
World News
Wisdom Natural Brands Begins Marketing SweetLeaf® Stevia as a Sweetener
Research Reviews
Coccinia Extract Safely Reduces Blood Glucose in Subjects with Mild Type 2 Diabetes
Survey of Potential Interactions between Dietary Supplements and Prescription Medications Indicates Limited Risks
The Elusive Source of Feverfew’s Anti-migraine Activity
Review of the Efficacy of South African Geranium (Pelargonium) in the Treatment of Acute Bronchitis
Study Shows Ginkgo Extract and Aspirin Use Does Not Impact Coagulation Indices
Pilot Study Suggests that Pharmaceutical Ads Influence Publication of Dietary Supplement Articles in Medical Journals
Efficacy of Danish Rosehip as a Pain-Reducing Agent in Persons with Osteoarthritis
Legal & Regulatory
New Farm Bill Includes Provisions on Raw Ginseng Labeling and Eligibility of Herbal Crops under Grant Program
GlaxoSmithKline Petitions FDA to Disallow Weight Loss Claims for Dietary Supplements
Book Reviews
Dictionary of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications
The Fungal Pharmacy: Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada
Herbal Medicines
New Book Profiles
Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine
In Memoriam
Frank Ayd Jr. 1920–2008
Albert Hofmann 1906 - 2008
Kent Taylor 1944 - 2008
Honors/Grants & Awards
ACT Receives Million Dollar Award from Skoll Foundation to Protect Rainforests
Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner Receives Two Prestigious Awards