SAVE the DATE: You don’t want to miss this chance to protect! Save the date! October 17-23 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week (NEPAW)! Even though a will is one of the best ways to protect the people and causes you love, more than 67% of American adults don’t have an up-to-date will in place. So we’re recognizing this week as a key moment to make a plan that: Protects your possessions no matter the size of your estate Sustains reliable herbal medicine information for generations, if you so choose …and much, much more! We urge you to take 20 minutes to join the growing community of 55+ ABC members who have secured their futures during this important and timely week. Please mark your calendar. Paper Lays Out Methods for Ensuring Quality of Botanical Supplements Marketed for Immune Health Stakeholder Technical Webinar on the Supplemented Foods Regulations. Oct. 12, 2022. Online. This webinar will review the new regulations and compliance for supplemented foods — which fall under a different category than foods and NHPs. 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. Optimizing Health for Breast Thrivers. Oct. 19, 2022. Online. This webinar will review current nutritional and dietary strategies to optimize the health of breast thrivers. Specific botanicals to be discussed will include green tea, lavender, American ginseng, and black cohosh. 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. More information. Burn It; Don’t Return It! BAPP’s Best Practices SOP for the Disposal / Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles. Nov. 2, 2022. Las Vegas, NV. This speaking session will mark the launch of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR "Burn It; Don’t Return It! BAPP’s Best Practices SOP for the Disposal / Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles" initiative, which seeks to solidify the worldwide supply chain of raw botanical ingredients and eliminate the sale of material that has been classified as "irreparably defective." Topics to be discussed will include how to identify irreparably defective material, how to implement the protocol, why "burn it; don't return it" is the new best practice, and the presentation of successful case studies from companies that have adopted this procedure. More information. Canadian Herb Conference. Nov. 3-6, 2022. Online. This conference will explore a complete perspective of herbal medicine from its roots in ancient and Indigenous cultures to the emerging research and trends in the present day. The theme of this year's conference will be "Trends and Traditions." More information. 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. Traditional Roots. Nov. 12-13, 2022. Online. This conference invites all types of health care providers to attend and learn more about herbal medicine and its potential applications in clinical practice. 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. Sourcing Medicinal Plants in Nepal: A Conversation with Ann Armbrecht. Nov. 17, 2022. Online. This free webinar led by SHP's Ann Armbrecht, PhD, will be a discussion with Stefan Gafner, PhD, about Ann's experience in Nepal traveling to the areas where jatamansi is harvested. They will discuss the entire supply chain of jatamansi, including sourcing, processing, wholesale, and more. More information. The Mexican Health Products Summit. Jan. 26-28, 2023. Puerto Vallarta. This invitation-only, business-to-business gathering seeks to connect product suppliers with buyers and distributors in the Mexican market. More information. 9th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium. Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2023. Tampa Bay, FL. This symposium will bring together an international audience of researchers to explore the latest findings on the influence berries can have on human health and wellness. Specific topics to be discussed will include "Cranberries and Cardiometabolic Health," "The Impact of Blueberries on Vascular Endothelial Function in Postmenopausal Women," "Berries, Bioactive Nutrients and Alzheimer’s Disease," and more. More information. 2023 American Society of Pharmacognosy Annual Meeting. July 22-26, 2023. Bethesda, MD. Abstracts will be accepted for this annual conference exploring the latest findings in pharmacognosy research. 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. Ilex paraguariensis is a perennial tree in the holly family (Aquifoliaceae) that is native to South America. It has been used as a stimulant drink by Indigenous people of Brazil and Paraguay since antiquity. It also is used for mental and physical fatigue, weight loss, nervous depression, rheumatic pains, psychogenic headache, and to increase the renal secretion of water. Please enjoy this information on yerba maté made available through the generosity of Centroflora Group'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.
Burn It; Don’t Return It! BAPP’s Best Practices SOP for the Disposal / Destruction of Irreparably Defective ArticlesMore information . Nov. 2, 2022. Las Vegas, NV. Mark Blumenthal, ABC's founder and executive director, and Stefan Gafner, PhD, ABC's chief science officer, will be speaking as part of this workshop that will introduce ABC-AHP-NCNPR's new initiative for removing "irreparably defective" articles from the supply chain. 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.Whole Algae Powder Reduces Respiratory Complaints in Cohort of Recreational Runners. NutraIngredients. September 19, 2022. The results of a double-blind, placebo controlled trial have linked supplementation with a proprietary whole algae powder product with fewer complaints of upper respiratory tract irritation in a group of 32 recreational runners. Study Teases Out Specific Gut Health Benefits of Barley Arabinoxylan, Beta Glucan. Sci-news.com. September 21, 2022. A new mouse study published in Biochemistry and Biophysical Reports has specifically identified the arabinoxylan and beta-glucan components of barley as the compounds that lead to short chain fatty acid production, GLP-1 secretion, and beneficial changes in gut flora composition. Diets Rich in Refined Fiber May Increase Liver Cancer Risk in Some Individuals. Science Daily. September 26, 2022. Researchers have discovered that a rare vascular irregularity that allows blood flow from the digestive tract to bypass the liver may escalate the risk of liver cancer in subjects who consume refined fibers like inulin. An Extract of Biota orientalis Seed, Called Epiitalis, Supported Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis in a Recently Published Study. Nutritional Outlook. October 5, 2022. Data from a new randomized study have associated supplementation with a proprietary hydrolyzed oil extract of Biota orientalis seed with improvements in self-reported quality of life scores in a group of subjects diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis. Saffron Study Confirms Extract as Powerful ADHD Therapy. NutraIngredients. October 5, 2022. Data from a new study show that a proprietary saffron extract was as effective as methylphenidate, a conventional pharmaceutical treatment, in mitigating symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a group of children and adolescents aged 7-17 years. Biden Administration Plans Overhaul of Nutrition Labeling. Olive Oil Times. October 6, 2022. The Biden administration is seeking to initiate legislation that will revamp food labeling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including updating foods that can be labeled as "healthy," as a strategy to emphasize overall dietary patterns over macro and micronutrients. here American Herbal Products Association includes a feature on the American Herbal Products Association , a national trade association composed of more than 400 member companies that promotes the safe and sustainable commerce of herbal products, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022. By Jenny Perez The curious case of the cashew: It belongs to the same family as poison ivy, grows at the end of a pseudofruit, and goes through a lengthy processing procedure to reach store shelves. Though high in fat, the cashew contains fatty acids, tannins, and other polyphenols that may aid a number of metabolic conditions with minimal impacts on weight gain and cardiovascular disease symptoms. HerbstractsTM is a service provided by the ABC featuring selected links to recent human clinical trials on botanical ingredients, phytomedicines, herbal dietary supplements, and/or related vegetable or fungal materials. The links are selected on a weekly basis from human clinical studies, systematic reviews, and/or meta-analyses of clinical trials that have been recently added to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database: Effects of curcumin and/or coenzyme Q10 supplementation on metabolic control in subjects with metabolic syndrome: a randomized clinical trial The Effects of Almond Consumption on Inflammatory Biomarkers in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials The effects of curcumin-containing supplementations on inflammatory markers and lipid profiles in patients with chronic kidney diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 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.