February 24, 2009 — The AHPA Foundation for Education & Research on Botanicals (AHPA-ERB Foundation) makes its online debut at www.AHPAFoundation.org this month and provides companies and individuals with a quick and easy way to support the Foundation’s substantive revision of the American Herbal Products Association’s Botanical Safety Handbook through online donation.
First published in 1997, the Botanical Safety Handbook has become an essential reference text for healthcare providers, consumers, retailers and manufacturers of herbal products. The text provides safety information on more than 600 species of plants known to be in trade as ingredients in dietary supplements, and, employing a unique safety rating system, classifies each species listed based on a review of a number of authoritative contemporary botanical references and knowledge of historical use.
In 2006, realizing the significant amount of literature on herbal medicines that had been published since 1997 and the improved access to primary references online, the AHPA-ERB Foundation began raising funds for a revision of this important text. In addition to thousands more citations, the revised Botanical Safety Handbook also contains entries for herbal ingredients new to the marketplace and addresses potential drug interactions.
Join our generous sponsors in supporting this important work. Please visit www.AHPAFoundation.org and make your tax-deductible contribution today.
Source: American Herbal Products Association, www.ahpa.org