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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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ADVISORY: American Botanical Council Submits Comments to FDA Suggesting Rescheduling of Cannabis

ABC ADVISORY American Botanical Council Submits Comments to FDA Suggesting Rescheduling of Cannabis ABC highlights clinical research supporting therapeutic benefits, noting that current Schedule I drug status significantly impedes research efforts on cannabis, cannabis preparations, and its compounds AUSTIN, Texas (April 26, 2018) — The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) recently submitted comments to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noting

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Pomegranate Laboratory Guidance Document Issued by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

Document evaluates strengths and weaknesses of various lab methods to verify the authenticity of pomegranate juice and extracts AUSTIN, Texas (April 16, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) on pomegranate (Punica granatum) juice and extracts. Pomegranate is a popular food and dietary supplement ingredient. As a food, the fleshy seeds are used

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ABC Presents James A. Duke Botanical Literature Award in Reference and Consumer Book Categories

AUSTIN, Texas (March 15, 2017) — The American Botanical Council (ABC) has chosen two books to receive its 2017 ABC James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Awards. The first, Chinese Medicinal Plants, Herbal Drugs and Substitutes: An Identification Guide, is the recipient of the Duke Award in the reference/technical category, and the second, Joseph Banks’ Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First

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