Trade Association Unveils HerbMed Database.
Spring MD, 3 July 2002
American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) today significantly
expanded its ability to provide unbiased evidence based research
on over 160 medicinal herbs by incorporating the acclaimed herbal
database, "HerbMed, into the Association's website at www.ahpa.org/herbmed/.
down, HerbMed is the most comprehensive interactive herbal
database," said Michael McGuffin, President of the American Herbal
Products Association. "AHPA is thrilled to be able to provide objective
information to the public and to its members that organizes and
provides links to the latest scientific literature and to traditional
data regarding the use of therapeutic herbs."
catalogs all available modern day studies carried out on each herb
with direct links to the available scientific publications and study
abstracts. Continually updated, the database presents published
evidence of herbal efficacy and activity, side effects and interactions,
historical data, and other significant information for over 160
was designed and developed by the Alternative Medicine Foundation,
Inc. (AMFI) and launched in 1998 as a public service. The data is
researched, compiled, and reviewed by a well qualified team of scientists
and herbalists. To maintain its independence, HerbMed accepts
only unconditional financial support.
relationship between AMFI and AHPA is an obvious one since AHPA
is the leader in advancing the responsible manufacture and sale
of herbal products for consumers and HerbMed is the leading
resource for impartial herbal data," said Jackie Wootton, President
of AMFI. "By incorporating HerbMed onto its website, AHPA
provides a credible information resource for herb companies, scientific
researchers, regulators and consumers seeking published third party
literature on medicinal botanicals."
American Herbal Products Association, founded in 1983, serves its
members by promoting the responsible manufacture and sale of products
that contain herbs. For more information, visit, www.ahpa.org.
Alternative Medicine Foundation (AMFI) is a nonprofit organization
founded in 1998 to provide responsible and reliable information
about alternative medicine to the public and health professionals
The HerbMed database was founded in 1998 by AMFI as an innovative
way to provide "as is" neutral access to the data underlying the
medicinal use of herbs. For more information about HerbMed,
go to www.herbmed.org/about.asp.
Herbal Products Association, news release, 3 July 2002.