ABC’s Blumenthal Receives International Ethnopharmacologist of the Year Award
The Society for Ethnopharmacology-India (SFE-India) has presented its “SFE Outstanding International Ethnopharmacologist Award 2017” to Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the nonprofit American Botanical Council. Read more here.
Botanical Adulterants Program Publishes Bulletin on Adulteration of Saw Palmetto
Saw palmetto extract is a popular ingredient in dietary supplements used for normalizing prostate function and relieving lower urinary tract symptoms. Reports of addition undeclared low-cost vegetable oils have been used to adulterate saw palmetto extracts. Read more here.
St. John's wort Adulteration Bulletin Released by Botanical Adulerants Program
Extracts of St. John’s wort are widely used for the symptomatic treatment of mild-to-moderate depression. This bulletin summarizes data on adulteration of St. John's wort extracts with food dyes and/or extracts from other Hypericum species. Read more here.
ABC Requests FDA to Continue to Revise the New Dietary Ingredient Draft Guidance
ABC filed comments in response to the FDA's NDI draft guidance that exceeds the original intent of Congress behind the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). Read more here.
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