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Issue 97
Spring 2013
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
Echinacea Differences Matter: Traditional Uses of Echinacea angustifolia Root Extracts vs. Modern Clinical Trials with Echinacea purpurea Fresh Plant Extracts
Enhancing Quality Control of Botanical Medicine in the 21st Century from the Perspective of Industry: The use of chemical profiling and DNA barcoding to ensure accurate identity
The Quiet Giant: Israel’s Discreet and Successful Medicinal Cannabis Program
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ABC’s Reporting on Marijuana, Medicinal Cannabis, Compassionate Use, Legalization, etc.
Herb Profiles

European Elder

ABC News
2012: A Year of Progress and Growth at ABC
American Botanical Council Enters 25th Year
Employee Profile: Jenny Perez
Organization News
AHP Releases Quality Control Standards Monograph for Aloe Vera
AHPA Launches New Botanical Authentication Wiki
Grants & Awards
James Simon Honored with Scientific Excellence Award from Presidentially Appointed BIFAD Council
Research Reviews
Cochrane Collaboration Revises 2008 Conclusions on Cranberry for UTI Prevention: Experts, researchers clarify results from recent meta-analysis
Ginkgo and Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention: Researchers, herbal experts interpret results of the five-year GuidAge clinical trial
Lavender Oil Aromatherapy Reduces Falls in Elderly Nursing Home Residents in Long-Term Trial
TRAFFIC and Partners Pilot Sustainable Medicinal Plants Project in Vietnam
Legal & Regulatory
Update: FDA Approves Crofelemer as First Oral Botanical Drug
Book Reviews
Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide
Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, 2nd Edition
Formulating, Packaging, and Marketing of Natural Cosmetic Products
Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicine: Traditional Systems, Ethics, Safety, Efficacy, and Regulatory Issues
The Pregnancy Herbal: Safe, Natural and Effective Remedies to Use Before, During and After Pregnancy
The Western Herbal Tradition: 2000 Years of Medicinal Plant Knowledge
In Memoriam
Jacques Dikansky: 1960–2012
Narendra Singh: 1935–2012
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