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Biotropics Malaysia Adopts Tongkat Ali through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program


The American Botanical Council (ABC) recognizes Biotropics Malaysia’s adoption of tongkat ali (Eurycoma longifolia) through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb botanical education program. Tongkat ali is a Southeast Asian flowering treelet that has been used traditionally for a variety of purposes, including as an aphrodisiac, adaptogen, and general health tonic. Read more here.



American Botanical Council Begins 30th Year

On November 1, 2017, the American Botanical Council (ABC) begins its 30th year of nonprofit service, providing reliable, science-based information on the responsible use of herbs, medicinal plants, other beneficial botanicals, essential oils, fungi, and related materials. The independent nonprofit has members in countries around the globe, has received numerous awards, and is recognized as a thought leader and innovator in the field of botanicals and herbal medicine. Read more here.



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.


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