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Botanical and Holistic Health Organizations
American Botanical Council
An independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information about herbs and medicinal plants for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.
Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
A global, interprofessional association of health professionals and organizations dedicated to integrative health and to transforming our health systems globally to include traditional, complementary and integrative health in universal healthcare for all.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
The Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and integrative health approaches.
National Center for Homeopathy
The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) provides education and builds awareness while advocating for access to homeopathy as an effective and affordable system of medicine.
Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research
The Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research is dedicated to working towards a healthier life for humans and animals through developing a more evidence-based use of medicinal natural products, promoting research and development in the broad field of natural products, and providing a platform for exchange of knowledge and ideas related to medicinal natural products.
Useful Web Sites
U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP)
USP is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets public standards for identity, strength, quality and purity of medicines. USP standards are recognized in various provisions of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and in laws, regulations and policies promulgated by states.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
An independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products.
Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
The mission of ODS is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.