Mark Blumenthal

Founder & Executive Director
Americna Botanical Council (ABC)

Mark Blumenthal is the founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), a leading independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating accurate, reliable and responsible information on herbs and medicinal plants. Blumenthal is the editor and publisher of HerbalGram, an international, peer-reviewed quarterly journal. For six years he was an adjunct associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, college of pharmacy. Blumenthal is the senior editor of the English translation of The Complete German Commission E Monographs–Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines (1998), Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs (2000), The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs (2003), and co-author of Rational Phytotherapy, 5th edition (2004). He has appeared on more than 400 radio and television shows and has written over 500 articles, reviews and book chapters for many major publications. Blumenthal has been a leader for more rational regulations of herbal and natural product manufacturing, and education on plant-based medicines for over 40 years.


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