AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest international professional organization of scientists who analyze and research medicinal plants and therapeutic derivatives thereof has endorsed an educational program that advises industry, health professionals, and researchers about the challenges of adulterated herb and botanical products.
The Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (known by its acronym GA, based on its former German name) is the largest international scientific society devoted to medicinal plant research, with members from more than 90 countries. In a letter from GA President Prof. Matthias Hamburger, Ph.D., to Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) and general manager of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program, Dr. Hamburger notified Blumenthal of the GA's decision to endorse the Program.
Adulteration refers to the accidental or intentional substitution or dilution of a material with an undisclosed lower-cost ingredient, thereby giving the consumer or user a false sense of the value of an ingredient or product containing such an adulterated ingredient.
The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program is a coalition of three nonprofit groups: the American Botanical Council, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and the University of Mississippi's National Center for Na
|SOURCE American Botanical Council|
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