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AHPA is devoted to bringing you the most valuable herbal resources.

AHPA Members

AHPA membership is comprised of the finest herbal manufacturers, growers, processors and retailers. In addition, our members consists of analytical laboratories, media outlets, and other associate organizations.

Find an Alternative Practitioner

American Herbalists Guild (AHG)
This site contains a searchable database which allows you to find an herbalist. 

American Association of Acupuncture Oriental Medicine (AAOM)
This site contains a searchable database which allows you to find a certified acupunturist or expert in Chinese Herbal Medicine

American Massage Therapist Association
This site contains a searchable database which allows you to find a certified massage therapist.

American Association of Naturopathic Physician
This site contains a searchable database which allows you to find a certified naturopathic physician.


Education & Information

American Botanical Council (ABC)
For over a decade, The American Botanical Council has educated the public, governmental agencies, research institutions and industries on solid scientific research on the safe and effective use of medicinal plants. ABC publishes the well-respected peer reviewed journal, Herbalgram.

The American Herbalists Guild (AHG)
The American Herbalists Guild is a non-profit, educational organization that represents the goals and voices of herbalists. It is the only peer-review organization for professional herbalists who specialize in the medicinal use of plants. Their web site provides a searchable database of herbalists in the U.S.

American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP)
The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia's goal is to produce 300 qualitative monographs on therapeutic botanicals, including many of the Ayurvedic, Chinese and Western herbs most frequently used in the United States. Once completed, AHP's monographs will represent the most comprehensive and critically reviewed body of information on herbal medicines in the English language, and will serve as a primary reference in the United States.

Christopher Hobbs Virtual Herbal
This Virtual Herbal is devoted to honoring the plants, the spirit and traditions of herbal medicine, and to the celebration of health-your health, and the health of all life on Earth. Christopher Hobbs LAc, AHG, is a licensed acupuncturist and fourth generation herbalist and botanist with more than 30 years of experience.

Dietary Supplement Information Bureau
This is a project of the Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA), an ambitious partnership created to promote the responsible use of vitamins, minerals, herbs and specialty supplements, Committed to ensuring that consumers, the media, health professionals, and policymakers have the complete facts about dietary supplements, DSEA combines the resources of scientific authorities, educational organizations and industry to conduct broad-based education campaigns to reach men and women of all ages

Dr. Duke's USDA Phytochemical Database
Dr. James Duke, PhD, while working at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 30 years, created this searchable database so that a user can type in almost any plant and get a list of the plant's chemical components. The user can also type in a specific chemical and receive a list of plants containing that chemical.

HerbMed is an interactive, electronic herbal database that provides hyper linked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and general public. HerbMed® is a project of the Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc, provided as a freely available, public resource.

Herb Research Foundation (HRF)
As an education organization, the Herb Research Foundation has been educating the public, health practitioners, legislators, and the media about the health benefits and safety of herbs. HRF has built a specialty botanical library containing more than 250,000 scientific papers on thousands of herbs.

National Institutes of Health Pub Med
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

ESCOP was founded in June 1989 as an umbrella organisation representing national herbal medicine or phytotherapy associations across Europe, especially in their discussions with European medicines regulators. In particular it produces reviews of the therapeutic use of leading herbal medicinal products based on leading expertise across Europe.

More than 22 000 different species of seed plants are indigenous to southern Africa. These are arranged into about 2,180 genera, which in turn form part of 227 families. Some of the more popular plants are described on this site.

South West School of Botanical Medicine
The South West School of Botanical Medicine was founded by herbalist and author Michael Moore. For nearly 30 years, the South West School of Botanical Medicine has offered a comprehensive intensive training program on medicinal herbs. Check out the wonderful plant illustrations that Michael and his herbal peers have posted on this site. 

United Plant Savers (UpS)
United Plant Savers is a non-profit grassroots membership organization devoted to protecting and replanting at risk native medicinal plant species. UpS raises public awareness of the endangerment of native medicinal plants.



Food & Drug Administration

Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Home Page

FDA Bioterrorism Information

FDA Warning Letters

FDA Special Nutritionals Adverse Event Monitoring System

FDA Import Detention Reports for OASIS

Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) Notification Program

Summary of All Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) Notices

Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Home Page

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

National Toxicology Program

Government Printing Office

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Endangered Species

Plant Conservation Alliance

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service

U.S. Congress

U.S. Congress Main Page

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Federal Bill Summary & Status


Canada's Therapeutic Protocols Program


United States Patent & Trademark Office

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Customs

Multi State


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AHPA greatly appreciates the support of its sponsors, but acknowledgement of these companies is not an endorsement, recommendation, or warranty by AHPA of any company or its products or services, and AHPA has no responsibility for any transaction entered into with any of these companies.