Tag Archives: American Botanical Council

Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Cranberry Laboratory Guidance Document

New publication evaluates analytical methods to authenticate cranberry fruit materials and detect adulteration with anthocyanin- or proanthocyanidin-rich extracts from other plant species AUSTIN, Texas (November 15, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) announces the publication of a new Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) on cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon). Cranberry-derived dietary supplements and beverages are widely used for the prevention

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ABC Partners with Sustainable Herbs Program to Promote Business, Consumer Consciousness

AUSTIN, Texas (November 5, 2018) — The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) has partnered with the Sustainable Herbs Program (SHP) as part of ABC’s ongoing commitment to medicinal plant conservation and sustainability education. The SHP website is being developed as a new educational resource for the international herb and medicinal plant communities. SHP was founded in 2015 as the Sustainable Herbs Project

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Tea Tree Oil Laboratory Guidance Document Issued by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

The document assesses strengths and limitations of various lab methods to verify the authenticity of tea tree oil AUSTIN, Texas (October 1, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) on tea tree oil, the essential oil obtained from tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia and M. linariifolia) leaves. Tea tree oil is a popular ingredient known for

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ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Maca Root and Root Extract Bulletin

Bulletin emphasizes the issue of undeclared addition of flour from corn, wheat, or yam to maca root products AUSTIN, Texas (September 17, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin on maca (Lepidium meyenii, syn. L. peruvianum, Brassicaceae) root* and root extract. Maca roots have been cultivated in the Peruvian Andes for thousands

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Useful Links and Resources

For more information and updates on the work of the three partner organizations of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program, please visit ABC at www.herbalgram.org, AHP at www.herbal-ahp.org, and NCNPR at www.pharmacy.olemiss.edu/ncnpr/. Other Helpful Resources and Links:  AHPA’s Botanical Identity References Compendium: http://www.botanicalauthentication.org/index.php/Main_Page AHPA’s Keep Supplements Clean Website: http://www.keepsupplementsclean.org/intl_enforcement.html Botanical Nomenclature Resource – Royal Gardens-Kew: http://mpns.kew.org/mpns-portal/ Chinese Medicinal Plants Authentication Centre: http://www.kew.org/science/ecbot/ecbot-cmpac.html European Commission’s Rapid Alert

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ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Published Bulletin on Boswellia Resin Adulteration

Bulletin focuses on adulteration and substitution of boswellia with resins from related species AUSTIN, Texas (June 10, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Botanical Adulterants Bulletin on boswellia (Boswellia serrata, Burseraceae) oleogum resin,* commonly referred to as Indian frankincense. Boswellia has been valued for its fragrance and medicinal properties for millennia. Following the release of the turmeric bulletin in

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Turmeric Adulteration Bulletin Published by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

Bulletin focuses on adulteration of turmeric with related species, artificial colorants, and the addition of synthetic curcuminoids to turmeric extracts AUSTIN, Texas (June 4, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Botanical Adulterants Bulletin on turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizome and its extracts. Few herbal dietary supplement ingredients have seen such a steep sales increase over the past

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