Colorado Ayurvedic Medical Association. Oct. 8-9, 2022. Boulder, CO. This conference will bring together professionals and students in Ayurveda to meet, network, attend talks, and learn more about applications of this ancient method in contemporary topics. Subjects to be presented will include "Current Advances with Mental Health and Psychedelics," "Addiction and Drug/Herb Interactions in Ayurveda," and "Ayurvedic Approach to PTSD." More information. Science in Session. Oct. 11, 2022. Phoenix, AZ. This event will feature a complete day of science-focused lectures related to the overarching topic of “Optimizing Health Through Nutrition — Opportunities and Challenges.” Specific titles of talks will include: "Defining Optimal Health," "Preclinical Evaluation of Botanicals for Cognitive and Neuropsychiatric Resilience," and "Beneficial Effects of Polyphenols on Neurochemical and Behavioral Changes in Aging." More information. Free Herbalism Project. Oct. 14, 2022. Online. This free event seeks to bring together members of the herbalist community to connect, interact, and participate in expert-led talks, music, and other community building activities. More information. The 8th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Oct. 20-22, 2022. Izmir, Turkey. This research-centric conference will explore the latest findings in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants. Specific topics to be presented will include aromatherapy, ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology, natural cosmetics, sustainability, and more. More information. Coastal Fungi Symposium 2022. Oct. 21, 2022. Oysterville, WA. This gathering will bring together esteemed mycologists to present talks and lead workshops on topics including fungi identification, foraging, cultivation, and cooking. More information. SupplySide West and Food ingredients North America. Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 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. Offer expires 11/4/22. More information. Men's Health: Supporting Better Prostate Health. Nov. 1, 2022. Online. This online event will review the pathophysiology of the prostate, the significance of prostate health for aging men, and strategies that can be implemented to address prostate health. Botanicals to be discussed include nettle, saw palmetto, pomegranate, and field pumpkin. More information. Spirit Plant Medicine Conference. Nov. 4-6, 2022. Vancouver, BC. This gathering seeks to provide a platform through which leading experts on psychedelic plants will present their perspectives and insight under the conference theme of "The Role of Psychedelics for a Planet in Transition." More information. Organic & Natural. 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 Spice Conference. Jan. 19-22, 2023. Chennai, India. This event will bring together investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and other stakeholders in the spice industry to meet, network, and attend presentations focused on long-term, fair, and sustainable solutions for the current challenges in the spices market in the post-COVID-19 world. More information. Integrative Health Symposium. Feb. 23-25, 2023. New York, NY. This event will bring together practitioners from both the traditional and non-traditional medicine sectors to learn from evidence-based, clinically relevant presentations about alternative and complementary approaches to healthcare. More information. World Tea Expo. March 27-29, 2023. Las Vegas, NV. This event invites all stakeholders in the tea sector to meet, network, and attend lectures exploring the big issues and emerging trends in the tea market. More information. International Conference on the Science of Botanicals. April 24-27, 2023. Oxford, MS. Abstract submission is open for this international conference that will explore the biggest topics and issues in botanical ingredient safety and quality. The deadline to submit abstracts is January 15. 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. Arnica montana is a member of the daisy family (Asteraceae) and native to Europe. Creams and ointments containing this herb are used to soothe sore muscles, and reduce pain and inflammation, and to reduce bruising and edema due to fractures. Please enjoy this information on arnica made available through the generosity of Naturopathica's adoption. View all the adopters and adopted herbs here. The Adopt-an-Herb Program is a mutually beneficial opportunity to support ABC’s nonprofit mission while promoting your company’s most important herb(s). To learn how you can become an adopter, contact us by email. ABC Members and Supporters, including Adopters, do not influence ABC content. Herbal MediaWatch links are a benefit of membership. For full access, join ABC today.Beetroot Juice Nitrate Shows Blood Pressure Benefits in Healthy Young Active Males: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. September 12, 2022. Data from a new study published in the journal Nutrients show that supplementation with beetroot juice was able to significantly increase blood plasma nitrate levels, which in turn can augment levels of cardioprotective nitric oxide. CBD Shows Health Benefits in Estrogen-deficient Mice That Model Postmenopause. EurekAlert! September 14, 2022. The results of a new study performed with estrogen-deficient mice have linked cannabidiol supplementation with an improvement in menopausal symptoms including metabolic function, inflammation, and bone-density. Ancient ‘Miracle Plant,’ Believed Extinct, Said Rediscovered in Turkey. The Times of Israel. September 27, 2022. A Turkish researcher is proposing that a flowering plant found growing on Mount Hasan in Turkey is the prized silphion plant that was used extensively in the ancient Mediterranean cultures and was believed to have gone extinct close to 2,000 years ago. Taking the Tripping Out of Psychedelic Medicine. Nature. September 28, 2022. Scientists are actively researching psychedelic derivatives that can deliver the "brain-rewiring" benefits of compounds like psilocybin and ibogaine, without being coupled to sensory-altering "trips." Following MedDiet Linked to Healthier Brain Activity. Olive Oil Times. September 29, 2022. The results of a new study have linked following a Mediterranean-style diet with optimal levels of six metabolites that have been identified as having a correlation to essential brain activities. Cacao Was Not Food Exclusive to Ancient Maya Elite, New Study Says. Sci-news.com. September 30, 2022. New archaeological evidence from a wide cross-section of Maya social classes suggests that cacao, once thought to be a beverage reserved for the Mesoamerican elite, was found to be prevalent throughout the civilization and seemingly accessible to anyone. here herb profile on oat (Avena sativa) includes an herb profile on oat (Avena sativa) , a grass native to the Fertile Crescent whose seeds have been shown by modern research to improve cardiovascular disease risk factors including blood pressure, post-meal glucose levels, and cholesterol. By Hannah Bauman and Addie Abohosh The date palm is one of the oldest cultivated fruit trees and has a long history of use as a food and medicine in northern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The fruit is high in fiber, polyphenolic compounds, and immune-supporting beta-glucans. 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