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Botanical Raw Materials Committee

Chairperson: Edward Fletcher (Herbal Ingenuity) 
Staff Contact: Dr. Holly Johnson

Committee Purpose: Facilitate quality and supply of raw materials to assure sufficient production and stable markets of botanical ingredients and protection for wild plant communities.

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Committee Meeting Minutes and News

Meeting Minutes

March 8, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Joint meeting of the Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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March 10, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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October 6, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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March 11, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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October 2015 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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Committee-Related News

October 2015 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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Limitations of DNA testing for botanical identification

DNA analysis can generate false negative results due to the normal and expected lack of DNA in some processed herbal ingredients

The statement provides the view of the American Herbal Products Association of the current state of the science of the use of DNA barcoding as a technique for authenticating the identity of herbal materials for this purpose and is intended to explain any misunderstandings that may arise out of the March 30 agreement as to the currently limited applicability of this analytical technique.
AHPA-ERB Foundation Forms The American Ginseng Advisory Panel

AHPA-ERB Foundation Forms The American Ginseng Advisory Panel

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (AHPA-ERB Foundation) formed the American Ginseng Advisory Panel to provide expertise on the development and maintenance of collecting plant material that will preserve the genetic diversity of wild American Ginseng

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (AHPA-ERB Foundation) formed the American Ginseng Advisory Panel to provide expertise on the development and maintenance of collecting plant material that will preserve the genetic diversity of wild American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius).
Organoleptic Analysis of Herbal Ingredients

Organoleptic Analysis of Herbal Ingredients

A practical guide for organoleptic characterization, with or without macroscopic descriptors, to identify botanical materials

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