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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.



Botanical Adulterants Program Publishes Bulletin on Tea Tree Oil Adulteration

The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Bulletin (BAB) on tea tree oil. Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia or M. linariifolia) oil is the essential oil obtained by distillation of the leaves of tea tree, a small tree native to the eastern coast of Australia. Tea tree oil is used topically to treat minor wounds and cuts, and to relieve symptoms of the common cold. It is also a popular ingredient in personal care, home care, and cosmetic products. Read more here.



 Nature’s Gift Supports ABC Adopt-an-Herb Program through Helichrysum Adoption


The American Botanical Council (ABC) recognizes the adoption of helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) by Nature’s Gift, Inc., an essential oils and aromatherapy products company based Madison, Tennessee, through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program. Through its adoption, Nature’s Gift helps ABC expand its nonprofit educational mission and keep its unique HerbMedPro database updated with the latest scientific and clinical research on this traditionally used medicinal plant. Read more here.

 


 

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