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American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) in Collaboration with United Plant Savers (UpS) Embarks on Osha Monograph and Therapeutic Compendium

American Herbal Pharmacopoeia®
August 15, 2014


The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), in collaboration with United Plant Savers (UpS) as well as noted research botanist Kelly Kindscher of the University of Kansas and other acknowledged experts, is in the process of developing an AHP Monograph and Therapeutic Compendium for the North American native botanical osha (Ligusticum porteri). A historically important and environmentally sensitive plant, osha has been one of the most neglected in terms of research without any known monograph. As with all AHP monographs, a suite of scientifically valid identification tests will be provided, which is critical as adulteration with potentially deadly species from the Apiaceae family can occur. Furthermore, as the use of osha as a dietary supplement is trending upwards, a delicate balance must be struck between commercial use and conservation.

According to AHP President Roy Upton, “We are hoping the monograph, which will address identification, adulteration, and sustainable harvesting practices, along with formal population studies, will help strike an appropriate balance between its use and availability so we may approach the use of this plant safely and very consciously.”

The genesis of the monograph arose from prior studies partially funded by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) ERB Foundation and the United States Forestry Service. So far, AHP has received positive response from industry regarding the development of the monograph, along with initial seed funding even before formal announcement of the project. According to Upton, “We hope this will underscore the importance of this monograph to other industry members and encourage further financial support for this important work.”

For further information or to download an Osha Monograph and Therapeutic Compendium sponsorship form please contact:

Roy Upton herbal@got.net

831-461-6317

Download Osha Monograph sponsorship form: http://www.herbal-ahp.org/documents/mono_contents/Osha_Sponsorship8.12.14.pdf

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