Primary Goals of the AHG

  • Honor diversity in herbal medicine, ranging from traditional indigenous models of herbalism to modern clinical phytotherapy.


  • Establish AHG professional membership as a recognizable standard of competency in botanical medicine.


  • Encourage the development of high standards of education that promote well-trained professional practitioners who offer high quality herbal care.


  • Promote ecological health and increase awareness of issues surrounding plant sustainability.


  • Strengthen the network of support and communication between herbal practitioners nationally and internationally.


  • Foster high standards of ethics and integrity in the education and the practice of therapeutic herbalism.


  • Promote cooperation between herbal practitioners and other health care providers, integrating herbalism into community health care.


  • Serve as a liaison to other professional associations and regulatory agencies.


  • Promote research in herbal medicine.


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