Herbalism

'American' herbal organizations adopt increasingly global perspective

'American' herbal organizations adopt increasingly global perspective

By Hank Schultz

The US dietary supplement market, nourished by the streamlined regulatory structure put into place by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, is the most vibrant in the world.  But that hasn’t stopped the three leading organizations devoted to...

HerbDay celebrates role of medicinal plants in human health

HerbDay celebrates role of medicinal plants in human health

By Hank Schultz

The annual HerbDay national celebration, whose 8th edition is set for this Saturday, May 4, was begun as a way to rember the important role herbs play in health and have played in human history, says one of the event’s founders.

Herbal supplement sales hit $5.3 billion, ABC report says

Herbal supplement sales hit $5.3 billion, ABC report says

By Hank Schultz

A report in the latest issue of HerbalGram, the publication of  the American Botanical Council, shows herbal supplements sales in all channels hit $5.3 billion in the United States in 2011, representing a healthy 4.3% increase from 2010.

Cranberry and flax lead herbal supplement sales: Report

Cranberry and flax lead herbal supplement sales: Report

By Lorraine Heller

Data pooled from a number of market research sources indicates that sales of botanical and herbal dietary supplements have risen slowly but surely over the past year, with top selling products including cranberry and flaxeed.

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