Many botanical medicines are used to enhance cognitive function, concentration, and memory. The author reviews several substantial scientific and traditional support. Curcumin from turmeric (Curcuma longa, Zingiberaceae) has been tried in healthy adults to prevent cognitive decline and in those with dementia and cognitive impairment (CI). In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial (RCT), 57 community-dwelling elders who took curcuminRead more
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Historical use as food added for plantain leaf, stinging nettle, and elderberry AHPA continues to expand and update the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed. to provide the herbal industry with comprehensive safety information on over 500 species of herbs from clinical trials, pharmacological and toxicological studies, medical case reports, and historical texts. The latest updates and additions include: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) was revisedRead more
by Josef Brinckmann How botanical quality standards have evolved over the last two centuries to maintain the safety and uniformity of botanical, chemical, and biological medicines nationwide. Click here for a pdf of the magazine layout. The Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America (USP),† first published in 1820, was intended to bring nationwide uniformity to the quality of drugs, most of whichRead more
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The American Botanical Council (ABC) recently presented its first annual Fredi Kronenberg Award for Excellence in Research and Education in Botanicals for Women’s Health to Tieraona Low Dog, MD, a highly respected expert in integrative medicine and women’s health.
AUSTIN, Texas (March 22, 2018) — The American Botanical Council (ABC) recently presented its first annual Fredi Kronenberg Award for Excellence in Research and Education in Botanicals for Women’s Health to Tieraona Low Dog, MD, a highly respected expert in integrative medicine and women’s health. The inaugural award is named in honor of distinguished researcher, educator, and longtime ABC BoardRead more