For herbs, 2017 was a very good year

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For herbs, 2017 was a very good year

By Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council

The past year had been a good one for the industry, with sales rising toward $8 billion and supporting clinical evidence for the category continuing to accrue.

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AHPA launches GACP-GMP resource center

The American Herbal Products Association has developed a set of free assessment tools for use with AHPA's recently released Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Materials (GACP-GMP).

Online event to examine promise, potential pitfalls of botanicals

Online event to examine promise, potential pitfalls of botanicals

By Hank Schultz

The botanicals sector has driven much of the innovation in the dietary supplement industry over the years.  It’s also a point of risk, with regulators, lawmakers and media commentators voicing suspicions about this class of products

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Special Edition: Botanicals

Turmeric leads the charge as herbal sales continue to bloom

By Stephen Daniells

With 118% growth in the mass channel and 32% growth in the natural channel, turmeric/curcumin was the stand-out ingredient in 2015, with overall sales for the ingredient exceeding $50 million in mass & natural channels.

Horehound, an herb native to Europe and North Africa but which is widely naturalized elsewhere, was the top seller. Public domain, Wikimedia Commons.

Herbal product sales rise 7.5% according to ABC

By Hank Schultz

Herbal supplement sales increased by 7.5% according to a new report by the American Botanical Council’s 2015 report. Consumers in the US spent $6.9 billion on herbal products during the year, according to the publication.

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AHPA awards: Sen. Tom Harkin get Lifetime Achievement Award

By Stephen Daniells

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA retired), Dr Steven Dentali, Dr Paula Brown, Robert Ullman, and Aveda were recognized for their substantive and positive contributions to the herbal products industry at the 2016 AHPA Awards last week.


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