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Issue 80
Fall 2008
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
African Blackwood Conservation Project:
The Content and Quality of Human Clinical Trials on Herbs and Phytomedicines Published in Russian Medical Journals in the 21st Century
Natural Doctors International: Innovative Nonprofit Enables Natural Medicine Practitioners to Participate in Global Relief Efforts
The Pharmacologically Active Constituents of White and Red Ginseng Root
Dear Reader
FDA Should Rescind Outdated Import Alert on Stevia
Herb Profiles


ABC News
ABC Announces “Adopt-an-Herb” Program
Employee Profile: Jeremy Pigg
HerbalGram Celebrates 25 Years
ABC Releases Monograph on Scientific Research of POM Wonderful® Pomegranate Juice
Meet ABC Board Member Steven Foster: Noted Herbal Expert, Photographer, Author
Organization News
Sara Katz Appointed President of United Plant Savers’ Board
Olivia Newton-John Performs for ACEER Voices for the Rainforest Benefit a Huge Success!
Society for Economic Botany Celebrates 50th Year
World News
New Film Examines the Meaning of Tea
Research Reviews
Bilberry (Mirtoselect®) and French Maritime Pine Extract (Pycnogenol®) Combination May Have Beneficial Effects in Glaucoma Prevention
Cranberry Effective in Preventing UTIs during Pregnancy and Lactation
Small Pilot Study Finds Rhodiola Extract May Be Beneficial for General Anxiety Disorder
Tea Consumption May Be Associated with Lowering Cognitive Impairment Risk
New Sanctuary Established in Colombian Amazon to Protect Medicinal Plants
Legal & Regulatory
CRN-NAD Program Increasing Reviews of Dietary Supplement Advertising
Native Essence Herb Company Sues FTC Over “Traditional Use” Claims
Book Reviews
Bioactive Natural Products: Detection, Isolation, and Structural Determination
Ginseng Dreams: The Secret World of America’s Most Valuable Plant
British Herbal Compendium: A Handbook of Scientific Information on Widely Used Plant Drugs
In Memoriam
James R. Thrower 1948-2008
Rand Skolnick 1958-2008
Book Profiles
New Book Profiles