Dick Griffin Named ABC Champion for 2017
The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces Richard “Dick” Griffin as the recipient of its ABC Champion Award for 2017. Griffin has consistently served ABC and other organizations in the natural products community through partnerships with his insurance companies Grifcon Enterprises and Griffin Insurance Services, and his consulting work with R-T Specialty, LLC. Read more here.
ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Ginkgo Leaf Extract Adulteration Bulletin
The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Botanical Adulterants Bulletin on ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf extracts. Ginkgo is one of the most important medicinal plants worldwide. The leaf extracts are used mainly to improve mental performance, for circulatory issues such as peripheral arterial occlusive disease, and for vertigo and tinnitus. Ginkgo leaf extract dietary supplements have been consistently among the 25 top-selling herbal supplements in the United States for more than a decade. Read more here.
American Botanical Council Publishes 7,000th HerbClip Research Summary
The American Botanical Council (ABC) published its 7,000th HerbClip yesterday. An essential research and educational resource for scientists, researchers, health professionals, industry members, and others, HerbClips are two- to three-page summaries and critical reviews of scientific journal articles that cover medicinal plant-related human clinical research, analytical methods, regulatory data, market information, ethnobotanical reviews, conservation and sustainability studies, and more. Read more here.
Botanical Adulterants Program Changes Name
The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces a change in the name of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program. Effective immediately, the program will be known as the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program. Read more here.
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