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2013-04-23 12:32:59

AUSTIN, Texas, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Herb lovers in more than 13 cities in 11 states and the District of Columbia are set to take part in the 8th annual HerbDay celebration on Saturday, May 4. Scheduled events include lectures and workshops, herb walks, in-store cooking demonstrations, presentations by herbal product companies, and herbal-themed children's activities. "Herbs enhance the value of our gardens by providing plants with incredible flavors, rich fragrances,...

2013-01-02 16:22:49

Amazon tree-derived medicine cleared for usage in HIV patients with diarrhea AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the American Botanical Council: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100430/DC95601LOGO) On New Year's Eve of 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of crofelemer (Fulyzaq(TM), Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Raleigh, North Carolina) -- marking the second time a botanical, and the first...

2012-05-03 02:31:20

AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The seventh annual HerbDay, a coordinated series of independently produced, public, educational events that celebrate the importance of herbs and herbalism, is this Saturday, May 5. The HerbDay Coalition is comprised of the American Botanical Council, American Herbalists Guild, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, American Herbal Products Association, and United Plant Savers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100430/DC95601LOGO)...

2012-04-18 10:25:13

Herb education takes spotlight at events across the country AUSTIN, Texas, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by American Botanical Council: People around the country will focus their attention on herbs and botanicals on Saturday, May 5, the date of the seventh annual HerbDay. HerbDay is a coordinated series of independently produced, public, educational events that celebrate the importance of herbs and herbalism. (Logo:...

2012-03-19 06:26:42

Seventh annual international event commemorates the importance of herbs and botanicals AUSTIN, Texas, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Herbs are essential components of everything from dietary supplements to incredible cuisine, beautiful gardens, effective personal care, and vital nutrients. To honor the myriad ways herbs enhance the lives of people everywhere, the 7th annual international HerbDay is scheduled for Saturday, May 5th, 2012. (Logo:...

2012-03-09 08:00:00

Bioforce - Swiss Herbal Products Company Noted for Scientific and Clinical Research Recognized by American Botanical Council's for its continued investment in pharmacological and clinical research on key herbal products. To date Bioforce has at least 36 scientific studies, the majority having been published in scientific, peer-reviewed journals. (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 Bioforce is very pleased to announce that the nonprofit American Botanical Council has chosen Bioforce AG as the recipient...

2012-02-21 18:31:00

Article Notes History of Confusion of Skullcap with Germander AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The substitution and adulteration of skullcap with germander is a challenge that has plagued the herb industry in the United States and elsewhere for over 30 years, and the problem still persists today, according to an article in the Winter 2012 issue of HerbalGram (#93), which has just been released.(1) (Logo:...

2011-09-12 10:54:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To All ABC Members and Members of the Herb and Medicinal Plant Community: It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Professor Norman R. Farnsworth, on Saturday evening, September 10, per the tribute we have produced, below. Respectfully,Mark Blumenthal, Founder & Executive Director, American Botanical Council, Editor, HerbalGram & HerbClip (Logo:...

2011-03-11 00:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 6th Annual American Botanical Council Celebration and Awards Ceremony took place last night, honoring individuals and companies who influence the present and future of the herbal medicine movement. The ABC event is part of the annual Natural Products Expo West trade show and Nutracon scientific conference, held in Anaheim, California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100430/DC95601LOGO) ABC presented the ABC James A....

2011-03-07 17:06:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new scientific review has concluded that bitter orange and bitter orange extract are safe in normal use as foods and ingredients in dietary supplements.(1) The extensively peer-reviewed safety evaluation was just published in HerbalGram, the quarterly journal of the American Botanical Council, an independent nonprofit research and education organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100430/DC95601LOGO) The safety...