Cannabis Conference. Aug. 23-25, 2022. Las Vegas, NV. This conference will gather the leading luminaries of the cannabis sector to meet, network, and learn more about the emerging technologies, trends, and strategies in this rapidly expanding industry. More information. 70th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research. Aug. 28-31, 2022. Thessaloniki, Greece. This international gathering seeks to expand the current body of knowledge on natural product research and will consist of lectures, poster sessions, and workshops. Specific subjects to be discussed will include ethnobotany, chemistry of natural products, botanical products, natural products for respiratory infections, and more. More information. Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics. Sept. 13-18, 2022. Portland, OR. This event seeks to bring together members of the pyschedelic community to connect and learn about all facets of psychedelics. Specific topics to be explored will include growing a psilocybin economy, the state of the science on psychedelics, the future of psychedelics in Oregon, and more. More information. Mycelium Mysteries. Sept. 23-25, 2022. Almond, WI. This gathering features talks and workshops centered on fungi and its role as a key cog in ecosystems, and by extension, cultures all over the world. Activities offered will include mushroom forays, a reishi extraction workshop, a hands-on kitchen and apothecary workshop, and more. More information. Congress on Polyphenol Applications. Sept. 28-30, 2022. Valencia, Spain. This international gathering invites experts from academia and industry to explore the latest findings in the field of polyphenol research. Specific subjects to be explored will include polyphenol chemistry, polyphenols in biotechnological applications, industrial uses for polyphenols, and more. More information. MJ Unpacked. Sept. 28-30, 2022. Las Vegas, NV. This business-focused event will bring together brand representatives, retailers, and investors to meet, network, and initiate collaborations with the intent of expanding their footprint in the cannabis market. More information. Integrative Dermatology Symposium. Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2022. Tucson, AZ and Online. This event will gather dermatologists, Ayurvedic practitioners, herbalists, naturopathic doctors, and others to attend workshops, panel discussions, and talks seeking to meld Eastern and Western approaches to medicine to improve outcomes in skin care. More information. Vitafoods Asia. Oct. 5-7, 2022. Bangkok, Thailand. This event will connect more than 250 international suppliers with over 6,000 business professionals seeking to learn about the latest trends and innovations in the sectors of ingredients, finished products, manufacturing, and services in the nutraceuticals space. More information. SupplySide West and Food ingredients North America. Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2022. Las Vegas, NV. This annual trade show will bring together leading professionals from the dietary supplement, food, beverage, personal care and sports nutrition industries to interact and exchange insights on the science and strategy that drive the development of finished products. American Botanical Council members receive a $50 discount off an Expo Hall Pass when registering. Use code SSW22PARTNER. Promo code not valid on existing registrations. Offer expires 11/4/22. Register here. Midsouth Women's Herbal Collective. Nov. 11-12, 2022. Online. This event will bring together herbalists, gardeners, folk healers, holistic practitioners, and wise women from the midsouth region and beyond to connect, exchange knowledge, attend herbal medicine classes, and participate in workshops on plants, tradition, home remedies, recipes, and more. More information. Medicinal Trees. Nov. 15, 2022. Online. This webinar will explore the medicinal trees, both native and invasive, of North America. Their traditional uses, the latest research on their medicinal value, and how to sustainably harvest them will be discussed. More information. Middle East Organic & Natural Products Expo Dubai. Dec. 13-15, 2022. Dubai, UAE. This expo seeks to connect buyers and sellers in the organic and natural products space and will feature more than 1,300 exhibitors in the sectors of food and beverages, beauty, and health. More information. International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Oct. 20-22, 2022. Izmir, Turkey. Abstract submission is open for this international symposium on medicinal and aromatic plants that will explore topics including herbal and traditional medicines, natural cosmetics, pharmacognosy, aromatherapy, and more. Submission deadline is September 23. More information. Looking for more conferences and events? View the full ABC calendar here. Submit your conference or event to be considered for inclusion in Herbal News & Events. 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Development of a Toolkit to Evaluate Botanical SafetyMore information . Aug. 28, 2022. Thessaloniki, Greece and Online. Stefan Gafner, PhD, ABC's chief science officer, will be chairing a workshop that will review recent work by the Botanical Safey Consortium on assessing the safety of botanical dietary supplements. More information ABC news page More of ABC's upcoming speaking engagements can be found on the ABC news page Herbal MediaWatch links are a benefit of membership. For full access, join ABC today.NPA: Study on Adulterated Supplements 'Reaffirms FDA’s Performance Failures Gaps'. WholeFoods Magazine. July 29, 2022. A recently published report in the Journal of the American Medical Association has concluded that the FDA's strategy of issuing warning letters has fallen short of being effective in deterring the sale of adulterated dietary supplements that represent a public health risk. Proprietary Boswellia Serrata Extract May Shorten Duration of Acute Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Infections, Says Recent Study. Nutritional Outlook. July 28, 2022. Data from a new double-blind, placebo-controlled study have linked supplementation with a proprietary, lecithin-based Boswellia serrata extract with a reduction in symptoms including diarrhea, abdominal pain, and nausea resulting from gastrointestinal infections. Green Tea Extract Promotes Gut Health, Lowers Blood Sugar. Science Daily. July 26, 2022. A new research study has associated supplementation with green tea extract with a reduction in blood sugar and gut inflammation in subjects with metabolic syndrome in addition to healthy individuals — an observation credited to the anti-inflammatory properties of its catechin compounds. Biden Administration ‘Exploring’ Psychedelics Task Force Ahead of Expected Federal Approval of Psilocybin and MDMA. Marijuana Moment! July 27, 2022. With the FDA's approval of psychedelics for prescription use anticipated within the next two years, policymakers are urging the Department of Health and Human Services to take the necessary steps to investigate the "proper use and deployment" of these therapies to combat the ongoing mental health crisis. Hops Extract May Ease Knee Joint Pain, Help Sleep: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. July 29, 2022. The results of a new randomized, double-blind study have linked supplementation with a proprietary hops extract with a reduction in osteoarthritic pain of the knee joint in a group of 33 men and women with an average age of 57 years. Plant-based Meat 'Healthier and More Sustainable than Animal Products,' According to New Study. Medical Xpress. July 29, 2022. A new meta-review analyzing the results of 43 previously published studies has deduced that plant-based meat and dairy alternatives are a healthier and more sustainable nutrition strategy compared to animal-based sources of food. here celebrating the life's work of Steven Foster includes a feature celebrating the life's work of Steven Foster with a showcase of images from his close to five-decade career and portfolio with more than 150,000 photographs of medicinal plants. By Jenny Perez and Hannah Bauman Contrary to its name, buckwheat is not a member of the cereal grain family (Poaceae) but rather a member of the knotweed family (Polygonaceae). Rich in protein, polyphenols, and minerals, buckwheat is considered a pseudocereal due to its physical and chemical similarities to wheat. The gluten-free “grain” has been used traditionally to treat hypertension and ulcers, and modern scientific research is investigating its potential use in type 2 diabetes and for cardiovascular and oral health. Sending an ABC E-Card Send ABC’s Free E-cards! You can choose from birthday, holiday, health benefit, and other themed cards, all with insightful herbal information. Sending an ABC E-Card is easy and free, just log in.