Science Alert - American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

Technical Workshops

AHPA regularly presents in-person technical workshops to train the herbal products industry on the latest tools and methods that help ensure high-quality products and compliance with federal and state regulations.

Upcoming Events

AHPA launches sustainability subcommittee, formalizing ongoing efforts

Subcommittee to further AHPA’s ongoing efforts to ensure sustainable supplies of valuable botanicals

AHPA's Botanical Raw Materials Committee has launched a Sustainability Subcommittee to further AHPA’s ongoing efforts to ensure sustainable supplies of valuable botanicals. The subcommittee will be a vehicle for increasing awareness of sustainability issues and best practices, provide a forum to discuss and develop industry-wide standards, and promote existing sustainability initiatives throughout the industry.
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NCCIH on complementary approaches to chronic pain

Growing body of evidence suggests complementary approaches may help manage some painful conditions

A growing body of evidence suggests that some complementary approaches may help to manage some painful conditions, according to an overview recently published by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
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The Cleveland Clinic's Galina Roofener to Keynote 7th Annual AHPA Botanical Congress

The Cleveland Clinic's Galina Roofener to Keynote 7th Annual AHPA Botanical Congress

Presented in cooperation with the American Botanical Council

Nov. 10, 2018 - SupplySide West - Mandalay Bay -- Las Vegas

Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA working to update and expand Herbs of Commerce

AHPA will solicit member feedback on proposed updates

AHPA has been working with an expert advisory committee to review, revise and broaden AHPA's Herbs of Commerce, the standard for common and scientific plant names used for herbal products.
Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA Presents at Canna West 2018

AHPA Presents at Canna West 2018

AHPA Chief Science Officer Dr. Johnson highlights AHPA resources for the cannabis industry

AHPA Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, Ph.D., participated in a panel discussion yesterday on testing and labeling standards for cannabis products to increase product safety and decrease producers’ liability at Canna West 2018 held in Los Angeles.
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AHPA recommends oshá harvest permitting in GMUG National Forests

AHPA recommends oshá harvest permitting in GMUG National Forests

Research supported by the AHPA ERB Foundation concludes plants have a high capacity for post‐harvest recolonization

AHPA recently submitted comments to the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests to recommend that a revision of its plan for land and resource management include a process for permitting commercial harvest of oshá (Ligusticum porteri) root.
Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA meetings and events at Natural Products Expo West

AHPA Annual Member meeting, reception, awards, committee meetings and more!

March 5-8, 2018 -- Anaheim Convention Center, California

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AHPA Presents at 18th Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB)

Dr. Holly Johnson discuses critical uses of reference materials for botanical authentication

AHPA Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, Ph.D., presented on the critical uses of reference materials for botanical authentication at the 18th Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB) on Tuesday.
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AHPA participates in AOAC International Stakeholder Panel for Dietary Supplements

Four new SMPRs were approved and new calls for methods will be announced soon for kava, resveratrol, and skullcap

AHPA Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, P.h.D, represented AHPA member interests at AOAC International's Stakeholder Panel for Dietary Supplements held in Washington, DC last week. The panel was chaired by Darryl Sullivan at AHPA member company Covance and Brian Schaneberg, director QA - regulatory, at member company Starbucks served as vice chair of the panel.
Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA expands online Botanical Safety Handbook with new information and research

AHPA expands online Botanical Safety Handbook with new information and research

Online BSH features extensive safety information on more than 500 botanicals

AHPA has expanded several entries in the online Botanical Safety Handbook to include the latest herb safety information and research.
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