American Botanical Council
The American Botanical Council (ABC) was incorporated in 1988 and is the leading nonprofit educational and research organization disseminating science-based information that promotes the safe and effective use of medicinal plants and phytomedicines.ABC educates through publications, continuing education, medicinal herb gardening and outreach support. We publish a quarterly journal, HerbalGram, which contains current research reviews of herbs which have been scientifically researched. We also have a biweekly news service, HerbClip, which keeps universities, healthcare professionals, and other organizations up to date on the most recent articles and studies published about herbs. Our continuing education efforts include credits for healthcare professionals through rainforest trips and self-study manuals. Our outreach support comes from our education department, which includes answering inquiries, maintaining herb files, and attending conferences at which we distribute herbal education literature. We offer educational opportunities to students coming from many health and science disciplines. The gardens also serve in an educational capacity and all are welcome to come an tour our grounds and learn more about the cultivation of medicinal plants.