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Issue 81
Winter 2009
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Comparison of Herbal Product Use in the Two Largest Border Communities between the US and Mexico
The Effects of Climate Change on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Medicinal Trees of the US Virgin Islands and Neighboring Islands
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Herb Profiles


ABC News
American Botanical Council Reaches 20th Birthday
Date set for ABC’s 2009 Peruvian Amazonia and Andes Botanical Medicine Trip
Noted Herbal Author/Photographer Steven FosterElected Chair of ABC Board of Trustees Drs. Roberta Lee and Bernadette Marriott Named New Board Members
Employee Profile: Tamarind Reaves
Organization News
AHPA Issues New Trade Recommendation on the Definition of “Extract” and Guidance on Heavy Metal and Microbiological Limits
New Naturex Foundation Assisting Local Communities in Morocco and Peru
CRN Appoints Duffy MacKay, ND, to Scientific Staff
World News
A Century of Herbal Innovation: Indiana Botanic Gardens Celebrates 100 Years
Research Reviews
COLD-fX® Special Extract from American Ginseng Root Shown Safe for Children with Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Garlic Preparations Show Benefit in Reducing Blood Pressure
Ginkgo Extract Does Not Prevent Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease in Large 6-year Clinical Trial—The GEM Study
Korean Red Ginseng May Aid in Erectile Dysfunction According to Systematic Review
Biological Activity of Curcuminoids from Turmeric Assessed in Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Market Report
Schwabe and Nature’s Way Buy Enzymatic Therapy
Legal & Regulatory
FDA Accepts Safety of Two Stevia Preparations for Food and Beverage Use
Book Reviews
Duke’s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America
Randomized Controlled Trials: Questions, Answers and Musings
Tea: The Drink That Changed the World
Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Textbook of Integrative Mental Health Care
In Memoriam
Mel Rich 1944-2008
Leon Secatero 1943-2008
Book Profiles
New Book Profiles