ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Ginkgo Leaf Extract Adulteration Bulletin
The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Botanical Adulterants Bulletin on ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf extracts. Ginkgo is one of the most important medicinal plants worldwide. The leaf extracts are used mainly to improve mental performance, for circulatory issues such as peripheral arterial occlusive disease, and for vertigo and tinnitus. Ginkgo leaf extract dietary supplements have been consistently among the 25 top-selling herbal supplements in the United States for more than a decade. Read more here.
American Botanical Council Publishes 7,000th HerbClip Research Summary
The American Botanical Council (ABC) published its 7,000th HerbClip yesterday. An essential research and educational resource for scientists, researchers, health professionals, industry members, and others, HerbClips are two- to three-page summaries and critical reviews of scientific journal articles that cover medicinal plant-related human clinical research, analytical methods, regulatory data, market information, ethnobotanical reviews, conservation and sustainability studies, and more. Read more here.
Botanical Adulterants Program Changes Name
The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces a change in the name of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program. Effective immediately, the program will be known as the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program. Read more here.
Cranberry Adulteration Bulletin Released by Botanical Adulterants Program
The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Bulletin (BAB) on cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon, Ericaceae). Cranberry dietary supplements are widely used for the prevention and adjuvant treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections. Cranberry was the second top-selling botanical dietary supplement ingredient in US mainstream retail outlets in 2016, with an 11.9% increase in sales compared to the previous year. Read more here.
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