Josef Brinkman

Herb Importer

    Working in the medicinal plant sector since 1979, Brinckmann presently serves as ‘Research Fellow, Medicinal Plants and Botanical Supply Chain’ for Traditional Medicinals, Inc. (Sebastopol, CA), a manufacturer of herbal medicinal products. Brinckmann serves as an Advisory Board member of the American Botanical Council (ABC), contributing editor of ABC’s HerbalGram journal, and as an Advisory Group Member of the ABC Sustainable Herbs Program. Presently serving in his fourth 5-year term (since 2005) with the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP), Brinckmann is an elected member of the USP Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee (BDSHM-EC), and of the USP DSHM Nomenclature Joint Sub-Committee. Since 2006, he has also served the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) as an advisor on commercial sources & handling, as contributing writer of international regulatory status sections of the AHP monographs, and editorial board member of the AHP Herbal QRS (Quality, Research, Safety) Bulletin.

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