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Botanical Adulterants Program Releases New Bulletin on Substitution of Rhodiola rosea with Other Rhodiola Species

The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Bulletin (BAB) on Rhodiola rosea. The rhizome and roots of rhodiola have been used for a number of ailments in traditional herbal medicine, particularly in northern Europe. Modern scientific research on R. rosea began in the 1960s in Russia and established its use as an adaptogen. Read more here.


 

Layn Supports ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program through Monk Fruit Adoption

Layn, a natural ingredients company headquartered in Shanghai, China, has adopted monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii) through the American Botanical Council’s (ABC’s) Adopt-an-Herb Program. Through its adoption, Layn helps ABC expand its nonprofit educational mission and keep its unique HerbMedPro database updated with the latest scientific and clinical research on monk fruit. Read more here.


 

Essential Oil Adulteration Information Posted by Botanical Adulterants Program

A book chapter on “The Adulteration of Essential Oils,” from the award-winning 2016 book Handbook of Essential Oils, 2nd edition (Taylor & Francis), is now available in the new “Essential Oil Adulteration” section of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program (BAP) website. Read more here.



US Sales of Herbal Supplements Increase by 7.7% in 2016

Consumers in the United States spent an estimated 7.7% more on herbal dietary supplements in 2016 than in the previous year, according to the recently published HerbalGram Herb Market Report for 2016. The report, which appears in issue 115 of the American Botanical Council’s (ABC’s) quarterly, peer-reviewed journal HerbalGram, shows strong, continued growth for these products, with total US retail sales surpassing $7 billion for the first time, reaching a total of $7.452 billion in 2016. Read more here.


 

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