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Here are various herb and natural health-related organizations and associations. I cannot personally speak to the practices and policies of each and every one of them, but I have found many of them to be very helpful and credible. Their inclusion here is for informational purposes only. Also see my pages on Herb Websites and Herb Schools.
Herb Research Foundation
The Herb Research Foundation is the world's first and foremost source of accurate, science-based information on the health benefits and safety of herbs and expertise in sustainable botanical resource development.
American Herbalists Guild
Professional body of herbal practitioners, educators, students, and supporters. Professional members (practitioners) undergo a peer-reviewed acceptance process. The AHG sponsors annual seminars in different parts of the United States and publishes a comprehensive directory of herbal education programs. Also, free referrals, both by phone and written, to herbalists in your area.
American Herb Association
The AHA promotes the understanding and ecological use of medicinal herbs and aromatherapy. Membership is open to anyone interested in herbalism
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Herb Growing and Marketing Network
The Herb Growing & Marketing Network is a trade association for the herb industry. They are an information service with a large library of books and periodicals, and they monitor internet mailing lists and search the Web looking for resources and research on the herb industry that they pass on to their members. They also publish the Herbal Green Pages, an industry wide annual resource guide and other booklets of interest.
Herb Society of America
The Herb Society of America was founded in 1933 for the purpose of furthering the knowledge and use of herbs, and for contributing the results of the experience and research of its members to the records of horticulture, science, literature, history, the arts and economics. The motto of The Society is taken from the herbalist, John Parkinson, "For Use and For Delight."
International Herb Association
The International Herb Association (IHA) is a professional trade association providing educational, service and development opportunities for those involved in herbal endeavors.
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy
NAHA is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public awareness of the benefits of true aromatherapy. Offering referrals to over 500 holistic practitioners, who utilize essential oils of botanical origin in treatments.
United Plant Savers
United Plant Savers' mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
American Botanical Council
This nonprofit herbal research and education organization provides public education about herbs and promotes the safe and effective use of medicinal plants. The ABC bookstore offers an extensive selection of technical and popular books on herbs and other plants.
American Herbal Products Association
AHPA is a trade association whose mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. 100% of AHPA's resources are dedicated to furthering the responsible sale and use of herbs and herbal products.
Flower Essence Society
The Flower Essences Society (FES) is an international membership organization of health practitioners, researchers, students, and others interested in deepening knowledge of flower essence therapy.
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Offers free referrals to over 1000 holistic AADP certified practitioners. AADP offers board certification of holistic health practitioners who are graduates of traditional and nontraditional holistic schools and colleges.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing naturopathic physicians who are licensed or eligible for licensing as primary care providers. Free referrals through their website.
American Holistic Health Association
The American Holistic Health Association is dedicated to promoting holistic principles: honoring the whole person (mind, body and spirit) and encouraging people to actively participate in their own health and healthcare
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
Holistic Veterinary Medicine—Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbal Medicine,
Homeopathy, Nutritional Therapy & Other Complementary or Alternative Modalities
Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association
The VBMA represents veterinarians who have a specific interest in botanical (herbal) medicine. They offer certification in botanical medicine, and their Web site includes a directory of members.
Holistic Dental Association
More and more individuals are assuming greater responsibility for their own health. There is a dawning awareness that good health is more than the absence of disease. In this regard, the HDA has assumed a primary obligation to provide information and guidance to those persons seeking to participate in their own health care and to help in the continuing education of practitioners who have a desire to expand their knowledge and awareness.
Citizens for Midwifery
Citizens for Midwifery is a non- profit, volunteer, grassroots organization. Founded by several mothers in 1996, it is the only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care. The goal of Citizens for Midwifery is to see that the Midwives Model of Care is available to all childbearing women and universally recognized as the best kind of care for pregnancy and birth. Citizens for Midwifery also endorses the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative™.
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Offer free referrals to over 1000 acupuncturist members who have completed training, passed national certification exam, and are state licensed.
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance
The aomAlliance is organized as a 501(c)(4), a social welfare organization. The aomAlliance maintains its commitment to place patients first and the belief that freedom to practice, based on standards of competency, clear differentiation of title and training, and appropriate referral, provides the best choices to consumers and the best healthcare to society.
National Center for Homeopathy
The mission of the National Center for Homeopathy is to promote health through homeopathy by providing general education to the public about homeopathy, and specific education to homeopaths.
A nonprofit organization that can assist you in your quest for freedom & choice in Natural Healthcare. You can find information on a variety of topics and you can also search for practitioners.
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Their mission is to support rigorous research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), to train researchers in CAM, and to disseminate information to the public and professionals on which CAM modalities work, which do not, and why.
Office of Dietary Supplements - National Institutes of Health
The ODS supports research and disseminates research results in the area of dietary supplements. The ODS also provides advice to other Federal agencies regarding research results related to dietary supplements.







































































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