American Herbal Products Association

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the only national trade association that is focused primarily on products containing herbs, which includes dietary supplements, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, and other related natural products. All of AHPA’s activities are focused on its mission, to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products, and are undertaken to maintain and improve market opportunities for companies that sell products that contain herbs, and to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide choice of goods.

Founded in 1982, AHPA is the voice of the herbal products industry and the recognized leader in representing the botanical trade. AHPA members are the finest growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbal products. AHPA represents the industry on many levels. We are in active communication with key allies — as well as critics — in the US Congress, and we communicate regularly with the many federal regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over this industry, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the US Department of Agriculture, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and others.

AHPA is also involved with key scientists and organizations that conduct research on herbs, and maintains an active role with the various standards-setting organizations involved in the herbal trade. We also pay close attention to the media, and are in constant communication with reporters and publishers in our quest to improve the quality of information about herbs.

If your company grows herbs, or if you manufacture or process herbal ingredients or market herbal products, you should be an AHPA Active member! If you provide a service to this trade, please consider a role as an Associate member. While you invest in growing your business, let AHPA represent those interests that are important to the entire trade, as we have done so successfully for more than 20 years.