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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 industry is valued at more

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A Celebration of Lilacs

One of nature’s long-lived symbols of spring, lilacs bring fragrance, beauty, and nostalgia to every landscape they adorn. Beloved by bees and butterflies, a quality cover for birds and wildlife, and one of the most cherished blooms in America, the common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) embodies everything we love about sweet, old-fashioned flowers. After all, is there any other fragrance that

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cardamom

f you have ever tasted Biryani (Indian flavored savory rice) or kheer (Indian rice pudding) or the famous Finnish pulla, you would probably identify the aroma of cardamom. The sweet and mystical spice was used by the Greeks and Romans in their perfumes and the ancient Egyptians as mouth fresheners. Even today, Cardamom (green) is one of the most expensive

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The Best Diet for Heart Health; DASH Diet: A Vegetarian Meal Plan for Heart Health

f you’ve been thinking about changing your diet in order to lose weight, lower your blood sugar or blood pressure, or just improve your overall health, you might have heard about the DASH Diet. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet was named the “best overall diet” for eight consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report. Some of this distinction

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All About Your Heart; Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

There is a virtual cornucopia of foods, herbs, and other forms of nourishment that are readily available to lower high blood pressure, or hypertension, naturally. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are just a handful of healthy things you can eat to promote healthy blood flow. Learning the benefits of these foods and determining which ones are best for your diet may

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February Is Heart Health Month, All About Your Heart…

Signs of High Blood Pressure According to guidelines set by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. If you don’t have high blood pressure yourself, chances are you know someone who does. Being aware of high blood pressure and hypertension is critical. When

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Best Practices SOP to Prevent Resale of ‘Irreparably Defective Articles’ for Industry and Public Comment

Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program invites broad herb and dietary supplement industry stakeholder input AUSTIN, Texas (October 10, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has issued its draft “Best Practices Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Disposal/Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles.” The document, which is intended for members of the herb, dietary supplement, food, and cosmetic industries, is open for

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Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Revised Bulletin on Adulteration of Saw Palmetto

The updated bulletin includes new information on fraudulent blends made with animal-based fatty acids AUSTIN, Texas (October 29, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) announces the publication of a revised Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin (BAPB) on saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) berry and berry extracts. Saw palmetto extract is a popular ingredient in dietary supplements in the United States

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September Herb of the Month; Annatto

Annatto, Bixa Orellana • An orange-red dye or colorant, flavoring for food and healing agent derived from the seeds of the achiote tree, an evergreen native to tropic and subtropic zones of the Americas • Spiny red fruits contain the seeds and the reddish pericarp that surround the seed contains the annatto or color • Foods colored with the annatto

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Promising Plants for 2018

Herb Society of America: https://crookedbearcreekorganicherbs.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/pp-2018-fact-sheets.pdf Conservation and sustainable gardening Conserving the biodiversity and health of native plants and ecosystems is essential to a healthy planet.  We have a growing understanding of the complexities of ecosystems, in which each plant, the soil, insect, bird and animal life, invertebrates and other organisms, water, air, temperature, and elevation all work together to maintain

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