American Botanical Council Publishes Online Version of The Identification of Medicinal Plants Book
The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces a new benefit for its members around the world: the online publication of The Identification of Medicinal Plants: A Handbook of the Morphology of Botanicals in Commerce, a manual that addresses the macroscopic assessment of 124 medicinal plants used in North America and Europe. Read more here.
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.
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