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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 and sustainable commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers have informed access to a wide variety of safe herbal goods. AHPA’s Vision is for high quality herbal products to be readily accessible to and broadly used by consumers.

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

June 2022 AHPA Report

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The June 2022 AHPA Report includes: Upcoming AHPA webinars, 40 Herbs We Love, Senate HELP Committee publishes draft bill including MPL, new cosmetics regulations; and more!

May 2022 AHPA Report

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The May 2022 AHPA Report includes: A message from the new AHPA Board Chair, 40ᵗʰ Anniversary Guest Feature by Jane Hawley Stevens, upcoming AHPA webinars, 40 Herbs We Love; and more!

April 2022 AHPA Report

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The April 2022 AHPA Report includes: 40ᵗʰ Anniversary Guest Feature: "The Value of AHPA" by John Scott, DOM of Golden Flower Chinese Herbs, 2022 AHPA Awards, AHPA welcomes new Board Trustees and Officers; and more!

March 2022 AHPA Report

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The March 2022 AHPA Report includes: 40ᵗʰ Anniversary Guest Feature: "The Value of AHPA" by Rus Willis of Bighorn Botanicals, Introducing AHPA's 40 Herbs We Love, 2022 AHPA Board of Trustees candidate statements now available and more!

AHPA statement on confirmation of Robert Califf, M.D., as FDA commissioner

February 2022: Statement from AHPA President Michael McGuffin

AHPA looks forward to working with Dr. Califf as he brings his significant experience and credentials to once again lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

February 2022 AHPA Report

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The February 2022 AHPA Report includes: AHPA Webinar: Creating an Equitable Workplace Designed for ALL, AHPA Spring 2022 Committee Meeting & Event Schedule, Reduced FDA Inspections of Dietary Supplement Facilities in Context; and more!

Steven Foster – In Memoriam

We are shocked and saddened to report the sudden passing of Steven Foster last weekend.

Steven was known and loved as a botanical photographer extraordinaire, prolific author of botanical books, teacher, herbalist, and longtime contributor to the herbal industry. His engagements with AHPA date back to nearly the beginning of our association’s 40-year history.

Dick Griffin – In Memoriam

With profound sadness we announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend Dick Griffin

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend Dick Griffin.

January 2022 AHPA Report

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The January 2022 AHPA Report includes: 40th Anniversary message from AHPA President Michael McGuffin, AHPA hires Melissa Do as Director of Communications, AHPA works with EPA and IR-4 Project to improve pesticide policy; and more!

AHPA celebrates 40 years of leadership and advocacy in the herbal and natural products industry

Established in 1982, AHPA has been proudly serving members for four decades

In 2022, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) celebrates our 40th anniversary. Over four decades, AHPA has seen significant growth – now with more than 400 member companies across five continents, 17 committees representing key areas of industry interest, and valuable resources that include second editions of AHPA’s Botanical Safety Handbook and Herbs of Commerce.

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2022 Annual Fund Sponsors

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