Turmeric Bulletin Published by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program
The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a bulletin on Curcuma longa rhizome and its extracts. The new turmeric bulletin was written by Ezra Bejar, PhD, a noted expert on botanical research. The bulletin lists the known adulterants, details analytical approaches to detect adulterants, and discusses safety aspects of known adulterants. Read more here.
Four Elements Adopts Lemon Balm through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program
The American Botanical Council welcomes Four Elements Organic Herbals' adoption of the lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) record in HerbMedPro. Read more here.
ABC is seeking a new Communication and Marketing Coordinator
The Communication and Marketing Coordinator, working with the Development Director, will be responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and refining ABC’s communications and marketing efforts with the goal of enhanced public awareness of the nonprofit educational mission of ABC, including the various benefits of herbs and other beneficial plants, and increased revenue to ABC. Read more here.
American Botanical Council Submits Comments to FDA Suggesting Rescheduling of Cannabis
The nonprofit American Botanical Council recently submitted comments to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noting that "more clinical and other research into the medicinal properties of cannabis is warranted, and that the Schedule 1 status of cannabis is one of the most significant impediments to carry out such research." Read more here.
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