AHPA releases four updated entries to the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd Ed.

September 23, 2021

AHPA has released updates to four botanicals via the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed. AHPA members can obtain a hard copy or an annual individual subscription to the online Botanical Safety Handbook for $95.00, with multi-user rates available for companies needing expanded access. Information about hard copy purchases and subscriptions can be found on the AHPA website.

The following entries have been recently updated:

  • Vanilla spp. (vanilla) - A June 2021 review added references for traditional therapeutic uses, food uses, and a subchronic study of vanillin.

  • Carum carvi (caraway) - A July 2021 review identified a clinical trial and case report of potential drug interactions, human and animal pharmacology studies, and acute and subchronic toxicity studies.

  • Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng) - A January 2021 review identified numerous additional clinical trials, case reports, pharmacology studies and toxicity studies.

  • Castanea dentata (American chestnut) - A July 2021 review identified references documenting traditional therapeutic use.

Subscribers to the online Botanical Safety Handbook can review short descriptions of updated entries in the "Revisions" panel on the online version homepage when they log in. AHPA will continue to post additional updates to existing entries as well as new botanical entries. Current subscribers will be notified of these updates when they become available. The online Botanical Safety Handbook is undergoing review of existing entries and the addition of new entries to provide the latest safety information before it can be included in the next print edition of the handbook.

AHPA's Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed. is an essential tool for anyone who manufactures, recommends, or uses herbal products. It provides safety information on over 500 species of herbs, derived from data compiled from clinical trials, pharmacological and toxicological studies, medical case reports, and historical texts. All entries are reviewed by an Expert Advisory Council that includes some of the most renowned herbal and integrative medicine experts in the United States.




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