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The American Botanical Council's newly published quality control manual for supplement firms covers the macroscopic identification of more than 150 species of botanicals used in commercial herbal products in North America, according to ABC. "The Identification of Medicinal Plants: A Handbook of the Morphology of Botanicals in Commerce" by Wendy Applequist, PhD, a botanist and assistant curator at the Missouri Botanical Garden, aims to provide "widespread access to the information required for the accurate identification of medicinal herbs," the group says in a release. Features of the handbook include 113 botanical entries, 87 detailed drawings, "some practical advice on identification" and an introduction to botanical nomenclature. The book begins shipping this month and retails to non-members for $89.95...
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