ABC’s Botanical Literature Award went to Handbook of Essential Oils: Science, Technology, and Applications, 2nd edition, edited by K. Husnu Can Baser, PhD, and Gerhard Buchbauer, PhD.
Bora Baser (above right) accepted the award for his father K Baser.
This is the second consecutive year that the American Botanical Council (ABC) has awarded its annual Duke Award to a text on essential oils.
“Essential oils are one of the fastest growing segments of the herbal product market,” noted Blumenthal. “Last year, we bestowed the Duke Award to Dr. Jane Buckle for her excellent book, which documents the evidence-based data for the safe and effective therapeutic uses of many essential oils. This year, we recognize another excellent reference book that provides much of the chemical, quality control, pharmacological, and toxicological bases supporting many of these therapeutic uses.”