2006–2010 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants

This fifth AHPA harvest survey report includes quantifications of harvests from 2006 to 2010 for 26 botanical commodities derived from 22 plant species, including a number of high-volume herbal commodities. The report includes data tables on both fresh and dried quantities of materials subject to harvest from wild (uncultivated) populations and cultivated materials and features extensive charts and analysis.

The data represent aggregate quantities of harvest data provided to AHPA by companies that serve as raw material suppliers to the trade.

Information was solicited for a single commodity for each of the following species: aletris (Aletris farinosa) root; arnica (Arnica spp.) any plant part; bethroot (Trillium erectum) root; black cohosh (Actaea racemosa syn. Cimicifuga racemosa) root and rhizome; bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) root; blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) root; cascara sagrada (Frangula purshiana syn. Rhamnus purshiana) bark; false unicorn (Chamaelirium luteum) root; lady’s slipper (Cypripedium spp.) root; lomatium (Lomatium dissectum) root; osha (Ligusticum porteri) root; saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) fruit; slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) bark; sundew (Drosera spp.) herb; usnea (Usnea spp.) lichen; Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) whole plant; Virginia snakeroot (Aristolochia serpentaria) root; and wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) root.

Data for goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) and three species of Echinacea are provided for both the root and the herb (defined for the purposes of this survey as any and all above-ground parts of the plant).

Tonnage Surveys of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants, 2006–2010 is delivered as a PDF document.


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