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American Botanical Council Publishes Online Version of The Identification of Medicinal Plants Book

Online access to identification book provides new quality control resource for herb industry AUSTIN, Texas (October 19, 2017) — The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces a new benefit for its members around the world: the online publication of The Identification of Medicinal Plants: A Handbook of the Morphology of Botanicals in Commerce, a manual that addresses the macroscopic assessment of 124 medicinal plants

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Essential Oil Adulteration Information Posted by Botanical Adulterants Program

AUSTIN, Texas (September 13, 2017) — A book chapter on “The Adulteration of Essential Oils,” from the award-winning 2016 book Handbook of Essential Oils, 2nd edition (Taylor & Francis), is now available in the new “Essential Oil Adulteration” section of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program (BAP) website. Essential oils (EOs) are volatile materials produced by specialized secretory structures in many medicinal and

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Botanical Adulterants Program Publishes Bulletin on Tea Tree Oil Adulteration

New bulletin provides review on adulteration of tea tree oil with lower-cost essential oils or natural or synthetic chemicals AUSTIN, Texas (September 5, 2017) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Bulletin (BAB) on tea tree oil. Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia or M. linariifolia) oil is the essential oil obtained by distillation of the leaves of tea

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ABC Requests FDA to Continue to Revise the New Dietary Ingredient Draft Guidance

Nonprofit science organization says FDA’s NDI draft guidance exceeds scope of current law and intent of Congress On December 12, 2016, the nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) filed comments in response to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Notice of Availability of a revised draft guidance for industry titled “Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues” (2016

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