Regulatory Framework for the Expanding US Cannabis Industry Proposed in HerbalGram Article

Austin, TX (July 23, 2019). The current issue of the nonprofit American Botanical Council’s (ABC’s) peer-reviewed journal HerbalGram features a proposed state-federal regulatory framework for the US cannabis (Cannabis sativa) industry.1 The proposal suggests the removal of cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), thus allowing US stakeholders entry into the global market. The US state-led regulated hemp and cannabis … Continue reading Regulatory Framework for the Expanding US Cannabis Industry Proposed in HerbalGram Article

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Hops Provide an Abundant Source of Nutritionally and Pharmaceutically Relevant Compounds

In the search for plant products and phytochemicals that may prove useful in medicine or industry, the food and beverage processing industries are uniquely positioned to explore innovative techniques for extracting and separating valuable compounds. Hops (Humulus lupulus, Cannabaceae) plants contain many compounds with antioxidative, antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, and other effects that are used in the … Continue reading Hops Provide an Abundant Source of Nutritionally and Pharmaceutically Relevant Compounds

Cognitive Improvement in Older Adults from Blueberry Consumption

In vivo studies have demonstrated blueberry (Cyanococcus spp., Ericaceae) fruit has beneficial effects on brain aging. Preclinical evidence shows that anthocyanins and other polyphenols have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and potential neurodegenerative properties which may improve brain cognition and function. The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the effect of blueberry consumption on mobility … Continue reading Cognitive Improvement in Older Adults from Blueberry Consumption

Sage Varieties: Growing Tips and Recipes

The genus Salvia contains a staggering range of species suitable for every garden use under the sun—and in the shade. But for cooking, none can rival common garden sage (Salvia officinalis) and its cultivars. Sage has long been valued for its contributions to the cook’s palette of flavors. Its robust piney aroma and earthy flavor complement many ingredients. Sage … Continue reading Sage Varieties: Growing Tips and Recipes

Create Your Own Apothecary

Herbal Tinctures for Health and Well-Being They may be small, but these extracts pack a powerful herbal punch. Discover the multiple benefits of tinctures, and how to make and use them to stay healthy. Crafting stellar herbal remedies in your kitchen that surpass anything you can buy in stores is easy and fun. The basic … Continue reading Create Your Own Apothecary

Adulteration of Aloe Vera (Aloe vera) Leaf Ingredients

Goal: The goal of this bulletin is to provide timely information and/or updates on issues of adulteration and mislabeling of aloe vera leaf juice ingredients that purport to meet the quality standard established by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC), an international trade association of aloe vera leaf juice ingredient producers and product manufacturers based in … Continue reading Adulteration of Aloe Vera (Aloe vera) Leaf Ingredients