Talk on Herbal Supplement Benefits, Safety

Mark Blumenthal, director of the American Botanical Council, will speak for free at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center about the health benefits of herbal supplements in the U.S. His talk will emphasize the safety and efficacy of leading botanical products, and will follow a 7 p.m. reception in the Visitors Gallery. Blumenthal has written hundreds of articles, reviews and book chapters for major publications and has been interviewed over 500 times by TV and radio shows. His talk about the health benefits of popular herbal supplements at the Wildflower Center will follow two talks earlier in the week at the university as part of the Jean Andrews Centennial Visiting Professorship.  For more information, call 512.232.0100 or visit: