Duke during one of his many trips to the Amazonian rainforest.

Industry loses James Duke, pioneering ethnobotanist

By Hank Schultz

The herbal dietary supplements industry has lost another of its foundational pioneers with the death of Dr James Duke, PhD, who catalogued thousands of medicinal plants from around the world.

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Dispatches from SupplySide West

‘Medicine hunter’ spears mainstream botanical acceptance

By Shane Starling

For the best part of two decades Chris Kilham has been venturing into this planet’s wild vegetation zones in an ongoing search for botanicals that may have therapeutic, nutritional or wellness benefits.

Date set for first HerbDay

Date set for first HerbDay

By Jess Halliday

Almost a year has gone by since the idea of HerbDay was mooted at
Natural Products Expo West. But now a date has been set - October
14 2006 - the coalition behind the event is inviting participation
from herbal industry members and...


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