Herbalism in the News

The articles featured below include news about or mention of herbs and herbalism, including Chinese herbal medicine. See also books about herbalism and herbal medicine and books about Chinese herbal medicine.

Saffron adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council has announced the adoption of saffron (Crocus sativus) through its Adopt-an-Herb program. These are notes about saffron and its traditional medicinal uses that the ne...

07 Apr '20 | Herbal Medicine | USA

Aromatherapy assoc. NAHA supports lavender via ABC's adopt-an-herb

The American Botanical Council announced that the adoption of true lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, Lamiaceae) by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb pro...

22 Dec '19 | Natural Health | USA

Garlic and Artichoke adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council has recently announced adoptions of garlic (Allium sativum) and artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb program. Here are some interesting facts ab...

14 Jun '19 | Herbal Medicine | USA

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017

The total value of retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017, an increase of 8.5% over the total sales in 2016. The latest American Botanical Council (ABC) annual ma...

13 Sep '18 | Herbal Supplements | USA

Scientists develop new drug treatment for malaria

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have produced a new antimalarial drug that is more chemically stable in the body than current malaria treatme...

16 Aug '10 | Malaria

Proposals for UK regulation of Herbal Medicines, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture

Proposals for improving safeguards for people using herbal medicines, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture were announced by UK Health Secretary Andy Burnham

01 Apr '10 | UK

Lavadin essential oil to manage anxiety before surgery

Preoperative anxiety is common among patients about to undergo surgical procedures. According to a recent study in the USA, lavandin essential oil may be a simple, low-risk, cost-effective assistan...

31 Dec '09 | Aromatherapy | USA

Complementary and Integrative Medicine

The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, a collection of 43 top medical schools in North America, will host the 4th North American Research Conference on Complementary an...

28 Apr '09 | Alternative Health | USA

Ayurvedic Herbal Garden at American Botanical Council Headquarters in Austin, Texas (USA)

The nonprofit American Botanical Council has announced the creation of a new herb garden based on medicinal herbs from the ancient Ayurvedic healing tradition. The garden will be planted and mainta...

23 Mar '09 | Ayurvedic Healing | Texas, USA

Potential anti-cancer compound developed from Chinese salad plant

Scientists in the United States have developed a new compound based on a chemical in the sweet wormwood plant, which appears to be effective at killing certain kinds of cancer cells in laboratory t...

16 Oct '08 | Cancer Research | USA

Herb Experts Report on Benefits of Canadian Remedy for Cold and Flu Symptoms

Health News from IvyRose Holistic Shop & Holistic Resources : Herb Experts Report on Benefits of Canadian Remedy for Cold and Flu Symptoms

01 Mar '07

Traditional Māori Food Plants High in Cancer-Fighting Anti-Oxidants

Several traditional Maori food plants are rich potential sources of anti-oxidants, according to research from the University of Otago's Department of Botany. The recent study tested 17 indigenous a...

27 Feb '06 | Nutrition | New Zealand

Herb Science Group's Letter Regarding Low Dosage in Echinacea Trial Published in New England Journal of Medicine

In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Botanical Council has raised concerns about a recent trial involving Echinacea extracts. The ABC suggested that the dosage administ...

02 Dec '05 | Echinacea | USA

Maryland Univ receives $10M USD to study Traditional Chinese Medicine

Scientists at the University of Maryland's Center for Integrative Medicine have received grants worth 10 million USD from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), to ...

23 Oct '05 | Traditional Chinese Medicine | Maryland, USA

Ghanaian herbalist advocates development of natural treatments / cure for HIV/AIDS

A Ghanaian herbalist has challenged the assumption that orthodox medicine and not plant medicine is the right mode of seeking a cure for HIV/AIDS. Mr Agyapong is a renowned herbalist, who is alread...

29 Jul '05 | Ghana

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