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New Members Appointed to ABC Advisory Board

<p>The American Botanical Council appointed 10 new members to the advisory board to advice on research, articles, ABC policies and more.</p>

AUSTIN, TexasThe American Botanical Council (ABC) added 10 new members to its advisory board. The new members, who represent 10 countries, bring experience from many fields related to the study of medicinal plants, including ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, phytotherapy, pharmacy, organic chemistry and biochemistry.

ABC advisory board members volunteer their time to peer review articles that appear in HerbalGram, HerbalEGram, HerbClips, and various other peer-reviewed ABC publications. Advisory board members also give feedback and advice to ABC management and HerbalGram editors on research questions, article ideas, ABC policies and book reviews, among many other topics.

We are deeply grateful and honored to have these distinguished colleagues from 10 countries join with us to help propel ABCs unique nonprofit educational mission," said Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of ABC. Their relationships with our organization reflect the increasingly international scope and impact of ABC's mission, publications, and programs."

The new ABC advisory board members are: Giovanni Appendino, Laurea; Joanne Barnes, Ph.D.; Il-Moo Chang, Ph.D.; Muriel Cuendet, Ph.D.; Alexander Panossian, Ph.D.; G.N. Qazi, Ph.D.; Michael Smith, ND, BPharm; Alvaro Viljoen, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Williamson, Ph.D.; and Hans Wohlmuth, Ph.D.

ABC is an international nonprofit organization that addresses research and educational issues regarding botanicals, teas, medicinal plants, essential oils, other therapeutic plant-derived materials and beneficial fungi.

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