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Herb Organizations and Associations

American Botanical Council
PO Box 144345
Austin, TX 78714-4345
Phone: (512) 926-4900
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. ABC is the co-publisher, along with the Herb Research Foundation, of the peer-reviewed journal HerbalGram.

American Herb Association
PO Box 1673
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: (530) 265-9552
Public education about herbs and herbal products. Includes nationwide network of current data and resources for members. Laboratory projects, herb garden, library, quarterly newsletter.

American Herbal Pharmacopoeia
PO Box 5159
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Phone: (831) 461-6317
Fax: (831) 475-6219
The AHP is a nonprofit education organization dedicated to producing comprehensive, peer-reviewed monographs on botanical medicines. Each monograph provides complete quality control and therapeutic information, including a thorough review of the available clinical and pharmacological literature; macroscopic, microscopic, and chemical identification; substantiated analytical methods; dosages; complete safety profile; substantiated structure/function claims; historical use; and botany.

American Herbal Products Association
8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 370
Silver Springs, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 588-1171
Current information on legal and regulatory issues affecting herbal products. Services include promotion and research activities, compiled statistics, advertising, newsletter, and membership directory.

American Herbalists Guild
1931 Gladdis Road
Canton, GA 30115
Phone: (770) 751-6021
Fax: (770) 751-7472
Professional body of herbal practitioners, educators, students, and supporters. Professional members (practitioners) undergo a peer-reviewed acceptance process. Membership includes a quarterly newsletter, The Herbalist. The AHG sponsors annual seminars in different parts of the United States and publishes a comprehensive directory of herbal education programs ($10.00). Also, free referrals, both by phone and written, to herbalists in your area

American Nutraceutical Association
5120 Selkirk Drive, Suite 100
Birmingham, Alabama 35242
Executive Office: (205) 980-5710 Fax: (205) 991-9302
For Products & Membership: (800) 566-3622
E-mail: info@ana-jana.org

The American Society of Pharmacognosy
Contact: R.J. Krueger, Ph.D., Treasurer
College of Pharmacy
901 S. State St.
Big Rapids, MI 59307
Phone: (616)592-2236
Fax: (616)592-3829
E-mail: kruegerr@ferris.edu
The American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) is an international association of over 1,000 scientists whose interests involve one or more aspects of natural products research.

Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC)
Contact the ARC at info@aromatherapycouncil.org or at
Professional Testing Corporation
1350 Broadway 17th floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 356 0660
The Aromatherapy Registration Council is a public benefit, non profit Oregon Corporation with tax exempt status. The ARC sponsors the only National Examination in Aromatherapy. enabling successful examinees to use the term Registered Aromatherapist TM and RA TM.

British Herbal Medicine Association (BHMA)
attn. Mr. H.W. Mitchell, 1, Wickham Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 6JX UK
Tel: +44 (0)1202 433691, Fax: +44 (0)1202 417079

ESCOP The European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy
ESCOP Secretariat: Argyle House, Gandy Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS, UK.
Tel: +44 1392 424626 Fax: +44 1392 424864

European Herbal Practitioners Association

Flower Essence Society
P.O. Box 459 Nevada City, CA 95959
800-736-9222 (US & Canada)
530-265-9163 voice fax: 530-265-0584
E-mail: mail@flowersociety.org
The Flower Essence Society was founded in 1979 to promote plant research and empirical clinical research on the therapeutic effects of flower essences. The Society conducts seminars and certification programs for active flower essence practitioners and the general public throughout the world; and provides a communication and referral network for those who are teaching, researching, or practicing in the field of flower essence therapy.

Herbal Medicine and Medicinal Plant Interest Group
This group provides an opportunity, within the ASPET web presence, for discussion of Medicinal Plants and phytomedicinal preparations -- their active principles, modes of action and regulatory issues concerning their use. The group will neither give advice regarding the use of these preparations nor offer endorsement of any products.

Herb Growing and Marketing Network
PO Box 245
Silver Spring, PA 17575
Phone: (717) 393-3295
The Herb Growing & Marketing Network is a trade association for the herb industry with around 2000 members in business since 1990. They are an information service with a library of over 3000 books, over 200 periodicals, and they monitor 10 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, a quarterly trade journal, The Bu$iness of Herbs, proceedings from their national conferences and other booklets of interest.

Herb Research Foundation
4140 15th St.
Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: (303) 449-2265
With a primary goal of public education, HRF is a nonprofit international education and research organization that collects and disseminates accurate and reliable scientific information about herbs. A valuable resource for consumers, researchers, manufacturers, reporters, and writers. Membership includes a choice of publications (HerbalGram or Herbs For Health) and discounts on HRF services, including custom botanical research, herb information packets, and the Natural Healthcare Hotline.

Herb Society of America
9019 Kirtland-Chardon Rd.
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Phone: (440) 256-0514
Fax: (440) 256-0541
An organization for those interested in the diverse uses of herbs (not necessarily medical), including botanical and horticultural research as well as culinary and economic uses. Herb Society of America holds an annual convention and publishes a bimonthly newsletter and membership directory.

International Herb Association
910 Charles Street
Fredricksburg, VA 22401
Phone: (540) 368-0590
Fax: (540) 370-0015
Large trade organization for growers, retailers, wildcrafters, wholesalers, researchers, and extension service personnel. Members receive a bimonthly newsletter, special seminars and workshops, and discounts on conference fees and trade show booths.

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy
2000 2nd Avenue Suite 206
Seattle, WA 98121
888-ASK-NAHA -or- (206) 256-0741
(206) 770-5915 (FAX)
email: info@naha.org

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public awareness of the benefits of true aromatherapy. Offer referrals to over 500 holistic practitioners, who utilize essential oils of botanical origin in treatments. Practitioners are graduates of NAHA-approved schools and offer a diversity of expertise areas; including bodywork, aesthetics, spa and veterinary.

National Herbalist Association of Australia
P.O.Box 65
Kingsgrove, N.S.W. 2208 Australia
Tel: +61 2 5022938, Fax: +61 2 5543459

The National Institute of Medical Herbalists
56 Longbrook Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 6AH UK
Tel: + 44 (0)1392 426 022

Northeast Herbal Association
P O Box 103
Manchaug, MA 01526-0103
Email: neha@northeastherbal.org
Members receive a triannual newsletter and membership directory and are welcome to attend an annual meeting to share with other Northeast herbalists.

Phytochemical Society of North America
Contact: Dr. Cecilia A.McIntosh, Treasurer
Dept. of Biology
Box 70703
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614-0703
423-929-5838 (phone) 423-929-5958 (fax)

Rocky Mountain Herbalist Coalition
PO Box 165
Lyons, CO 80540
Phone: (303) 823-9255
Emphasis on wildcrafting ethics and animal rights.

Society for Economic Botany
PO Box 368
Lawrence, KS 66044-8897
Phone: (800) 627-0629
International society offering multidisciplinary and scientific research on economically useful plants, including herbs. Members receive Economic Botany (a quarterly journal) and Plants and People (a quarterly newsletter).

Society for Medicinal Plant Research
Gesellschaft für Arzneipflanzenforschung
Contact: Dr. B. Frank
Gesellschaft für Arzneipflanzenforschung
Am Grundbach 5
D-97271 Kleinrinderfeld
Fax: +49/931/8002-275
E-mail: GA-Secretary@t-online.de

Herb Conservation Organizations
see also: Biodiversity/Conservation links page

Friends of Echinacea
6101 Shadow Circle Drive
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 585-8006

National Center for the Preservation of Medicinal Herbs
33560 Beech Grove Road
Rutland, OH 45775
Phone and fax: (740) 742-4401

United Plant Savers
PO Box 98
East Barre, VT 05649
Phone: (802) 479-9825
Fax: (802) 496-9988

Licensed Alternative Health Care Provider Associations

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance (AOMALLIANCE)
6405 43rd Avenue Ct NW, Ste B.
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Phone: 253-851-6896
Fax: 253-851-6883
The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance is a 501 (c)(4) public welfare professional membership organization of individuals and organizations who use acupuncture and Oriental medicine in their work and lives.

American Association of Drugless Practitioners
708 Madelaine Dr
Gilmer, TX 75644-3140
Phone: 903-843-6401 Fax: 903-843-3382
E-mail: members@aadp.net

Offers free referrals to over 1000 holistic AADP certified practitioners. AADP offers board certification of holistic health practitioners who are graduates of traditional and non-traditional holistic schools and colleges.

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
8201 Greensboro Dr., Suite 300
Mclean, VA 22102
Referrals: (703) 610-9037
Fax: (703) 610-9005
Referrals on website. Send $5.00 for a list of practitioners.

American Chiropractic Association
Phone: (800) 986-4636
Not all chiropractors use herbs, so check with the practitioner.

American Holistic Health Association
P.O. Box 17400
Anaheim, CA 92817-7400
(714) 779-6152

American Holistic Medical Association
6728 Old McLean Village Dr.
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: (703) 556-9728
Send $10.00 for a directory of their members who are all either M.D.'s or D.O.'s (Osteopaths). Note: Written requests only.

American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
P.O. Box 2130
Flagstaff, AZ 86003-2130
(800) 278-2462

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
2218 Old Emmorton Road
Bel Air, Maryland 21015
Phone: 1-410-569-0795
Fax: 1-410-569-2346
Email: AHVMA@compuserve.com
Holistic Veterinary Medicine—Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbal Medicine,
Homeopathy, Nutritional Therapy & Other Complementary or Alternative Modalities

Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
PO Box 1027
Meadowbank NSW 2114
Telephone (02) 9809 6800
Fax (02) 9809 7570
(International telephone + 61 2 9809 6800)
(International fax + 61 2 9809 7570)

Bach Flower Essences International Education Program
100 Research Drive
Wilmington, MA 01887
Phone: 800-334-0843 Fax: 978-988-0233
E-mail: education@nelsonbach.com
Offers free referrals to approx 60 Practitioners in the US and over 900 internationally who completed the Bach Flower Essences Intl Education program and are listed on the Intl Registry at the Dr. Edward Bach Foundation in England.

Holistic Dental Association
Complementary/Alternative Dentistry
P.O. Box 5007, Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 259-1091
In 1978, a handful of dentists came together to share their common interest in treatment modalities that were not included in dental school curriculum. Some of these modalities were very new and others were very old; the one thing that they shared in common was they offered additional options for treatment. These dentists wished to establish an organization that would provide a forum for the development and sharing of health promoting therapies.

The Holistic Dental Digest & Referral Service
263 W End Avenue #2A
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-874-4212 Fax: 212-874-4212
E-mail: hdd@bway.net

Offer free referrals to about 1,000 dentists who have subscribed to a holistically-oriented dental newsletter; provide them your city and zip code; they will reference lists from other organizations if their list does not have a dentist in your geographic area.

Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians
12132 S.E. Foster Place
Portland, OR 97266
Phone: 503-761-3298 Fax: 503-762-1929
E-mail: hanp@igc.apc.org
Send $5 for list of 54 naturopathic physicians certified in classical homeopathy. All have completed at least 250 hours of study, 1 year of clinical experience, passed difficult examinations, & update with 12 hours CEUs annually. US/Canada

International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
P.O. Box 608531
Orlando, FL 32860
Phone: 407-298-2450 Fax: 407-298-3075
E-mail: hdd@bway.net
Offer free referrals to 300 member dentists and physicians dedicated to mercury-free care and well versed in addressing mercury exposure; many address fluoride and non-surgical treatment of gum disease.

Maharishi Ayurved Products Intl.
P.O. Box 49667
Colorado Springs, CO 80949
Phone: 800-255-8332 Fax: 719-260-7400
E-mail: info@all-veda.com
Offer free referrals to over 100 medical doctors who have completed one to two year training program in Ayurvidic medicine. When calling for a referral ask for Customer Service.

Midwives' Alliance of North America
4805 Lawrenceville Highway Suite 116-279
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: 888-923-6262
E-mail: info@mana.org

Offer free referrals to about 1,000 MANA members, who are trained midwives and have given permission to be in the referral database. Many are Certified Professional Midwives or Certified Nurse Midwives. A donation will be requested.

National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Alliance
14637 Starr Road SE
Olalla, WA 98359
Phone: 253-851-6896 Fax: 253-851-6883

Offer free referrals from database of over 8,000 acupuncturists who are either state licensed or National Board Certified, plus information on acupuncture and oriental medicine treatment, colleges, professional issues, laws, etc.

National Center for Homeopathy
801 North Fairfax St. Suite 306
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (877) 624-0613
Fax: (703) 548-7792
Send $7.00 for a listing of practitioners, pharmacies and other resources.

Dr. Andrew Weil's source for finding an alternative doctor in your area.

Government Agencies
see also: Government Sites links page

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine - National Institutes of Health
NCCAM Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 8218
Silver Spring, Maryland 20907-8218
Toll Free: 1-888-644-6226
TTY/TDY: 1-888-644-6226
FAX: 301-495-4957
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science; training CAM researchers; and disseminating authoritative information. The NCCAM does not serve as a referral agency for various alternative medical treatments or individual practitioners. The NCCAM facilitates and conducts biomedical research.

Office of Dietary Supplements - National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room 1B29
31 Center Drive, MSC 2086
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2086
Tel: (301) 435-2920
Fax: (301) 480-1845
E-mail: ods@nih.gov
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. To explore the role of dietary supplements in the improvement of health care, the ODS plans, organizes, and supports conferences, workshops, and symposia on scientific topics related to dietary supplements. The ODS does not have any regulatory function related to dietary supplements, the labeling of supplement products or ingredients, or the regulation or oversight of companies that produce dietary supplements or their activities.


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