These individuals are committed to promoting healthier living through herbal and plant-based medicine.
Source: American Botanical Council
(Austin, TX. February 10, 2012) The American Botanical Council (ABC) announced in early February the addition of 15 new members to its Advisory Board. These esteemed individuals-with academic backgrounds ranging from nutrition, neurology, and naturopathy to anthropology, botany, ethnobotany, and biochemistry-are committed to promoting healthier living through herbal and plant-based medicine. Advisory Board members volunteer their time to peer review articles, papers, and other documents that appear in HerbalGram,HerbalEGram, HerbClips, and various ABC publications. Additionally, HerbalGram editors seek feedback and advice from Advisory Board members on issues such as research questions, article ideas, ABC policies, book reviews, and much more.
The new Advisory Board members include a botanist, an ethnobotanist, 4 pharmacognosists and medicinal plant researchers, 2 natural product chemists, a neurologist, 2 naturopathic physicians, 2 herbalists, a nutritional biochemist, and an oncology researcher.
“We are deeply grateful to include these experts on the ABC Advisory Board,” said ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal. “In many cases, adding these people to our Advisory Board simply formalizes an already established, long-term relationship in which many of these friends and colleagues have been contributing their time and expertise to ABC and many of its publications as expert peer reviewers.”
Following are the names and brief biosketches of the new members of the ABC Advisory Board: