Press releases from the American Botanical Council:
Maca: Can a Root Boost Energy and Sex Drive?
Dec. 22, 2014 – Wall Street Journal
Botanical Council Tea Market Report
Dec. 8, 2014 – World Tea News
Study Finds Widespread Adulteration of Grape Seed Extract
Dec. 1, 2014 – NutraIngredients-USA
Herbs for What Ails You [VIDEO]
Nov. 1, 2014 – Central Texas Gardener
Hazardous Herbs [PDF]
Oct. 2014 – Vogue
From Ancient Rome to iTunes App
Sept. 2014 – Pharmacy Practice News
Herbal Supplement Sales Up 7.9 Percent in 2013 (Infographic)
Sept. 2, 2014 – NewHope360
Botanical Ingredients Step Up to Battle Cognitive Decline
July 21, 2014 – NutraIngredients-USA
Find more ABC media mentions in the archive.
What the People of the Amazon Know That You Don't. TEDGlobal. Oct. 2014. In this TED Talk, ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin warns that indigenous tribes and their knowledge are the Amazon's most endangered species.
Humble Plants that Hide Surprising Secrets. TED. Oct. 2014. ABC Advisory Board member Ameenah Gurib-Fakim introduces rare plant species that have evolved in Africa's isolated regions and islands.
ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal travels the world speaking about relevant herbal topics. Check out video, podcasts and articles featuring Mark:
Responsible Use of Herbal Medicine
Aug. 11, 2014. 88.3 WPPB. In this episode of Stirring the Pot with Stefanie Sacks, Mark offers insight into the world of herbal medicine and teaches listeners how to responsibly and effectively navigate the incredible array of herbal remedies now available to the public. Listen here.
Inside Botanical Adulteration
July 2014. Natural Products INSIDER’s Steve Myers interviewed Mark about the scope of the botanical adulteration problem and potential solutions, including how companies can limit exposure to adulteration by qualifying suppliers and only doing business with those who pass tests, as well as collaborative efforts undertaken by ABC, NCNPR and the American Herbal Pharmacopeia (AHP), as part of the Botanical Adulterants Program. Watch the video here.
Your Best Resource for Reliable Herbal Medicine Information
March 15, 2014. Steve Lankford interviewed Mark on how we know what herbs are safe and reliable, what the best forms and dosages are, and more. Listen to the recording here.
Find more of ABC On the Air in the archive.
ABC's staff and board members speak at conferences, symposia, and workshops around the world:
Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals. April 13-16, 2015. Oxford, MS. Mark will speak on the topic "Advances in the Detection of Adulterants in Botanical Raw Materials, Extracts, and Essential Oils — A review of the progress of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program." More information.
Texas WIC Nutrition & Breastfeeding Conference. July 7-9, 2015. Austin, TX. ABC Education Coordinator Jenny Perez will give a presentation on the medicinal uses of herbs, tailored for WIC participants. More information.
ABC's of Herbal Extractions
ABC Special Projects Director Gayle Engels takes you through the basics of creating herbal extracts in this two-part webinar series.