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Our Mission

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. Founded in 1982, AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods.

Our Expertise

AHPA has particular expertise on the history, science, and regulation of botanicals while its work also has significant influence on non-herbal dietary supplements. Similarly, AHPA expends its resources on issues in the U.S. marketplace and in the international arena, wherever member interests are served.

Our Members

AHPA is comprised of more than 350 domestic and international companies conducting business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and herbal products. AHPA members’ herbal products are in tea, beverage, dietary supplement, sports nutrition, personal care, pet and other product categories. AHPA membership also includes individuals, companies and organizations who serve the industry, including consultants, attorneys, media, researchers, educators, and medical professionals.

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AHPA Press Releases and Updates for the Media

AHPA Annual Meeting Features Keynote by Sen. Harkin, Awards and Board Election

Meeting is free to members -- register now

AHPA's Annual Member Meeting and Breakfast is on Thursday, March 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, CA.

AHPA submits comments on proposed CA Prop 65 warning changes

AHPA Update

Association offers recommendations to improve Prop 65 warnings

AHPA opposes U.S. Customs proposal to reclassify certain bilberry and blueberry extracts

AHPA Update

AHPA works to maintain appropriate tariff classifications for botanical extracts

Frontline segment on supplement safety skewed and misleading

AHPA Update

Regulated supplement industry has long history of advocating for strong enforcement of current law.

AHPA and UNPA launch campaign to educate state attorneys general

AHPA Update

Joint campaign will develop working relationships with state attorneys general (AG) and educate state AGs about the herbal supplement industry.

AHPA submits comments to improve Dietary Supplement Label Database

AHPA Update

AHPA reiterates encouragement for voluntary submission of labels to federal database

Can Echinacea Melt Winter's Colds and Flu? (Wall Street Journal)

Media Alert

The Wall Street Journal reports about a study in 2015 that found a hot drink containing echinacea to be as good as prescription Tamiflu for treating influenza, and a large 2012 study that found the remedy cut down on the number of days suffered with colds.

New dietary guidelines highlight use of herbs and spices to reduce sodium intake and describe usefulness of dietary supplements

AHPA Update

Strategies for lowering sodium consumption include using herbs and spices

Welcome to our new website!

Redesigned AHPA.org provides instant access, expanded capabilities and increased connection

AHPA is proud to announce the release of its newly designed website. It has been crafted to better reflect our members needs now and also builds upon technology capable of addressing future requirements.

Industry Associations Welcome Elevation of Division of Dietary Supplement Programs to 'Office' within FDA

Press Release

The five trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry today welcomed the elevation of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs (DDSP) to an "Office" status within the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).
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2016 Annual Fund Sponsors

AHPA appreciates the support of its sponsors, but does not endorse, recommend, or provide a warranty for any sponsor company, its products or services. AHPA has no responsibility for any transaction entered into with any of these companies.