Dr. Albert Y. Leung
Y. Leung is an internationally renowned
pharmacognosist (a scientist who specializes in botanical
medicine) and author. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he
holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from the National Taiwan University and
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacognosy from the University of
Dr. Leung is one of a handful of scientists in the world who has
the unique training, experience and knowledge to correctly
identify botanical raw materials and to produce genuine
high-quality traditional extracts using modern technology.
For 30 years, he has been an advocate of product quality in the
herbal industry, and is known for his no-nonsense approach,
clearly reflected in his publications. He is Editor of
Leung’s (Chinese) Herb News, a newsletter that has, since 1996,
positively impacted research and product quality in the herbal
field. He is the founder of Phyto-Technologies, Inc. and
Earth Power, Inc.
He was raised in Hong Kong under the holistic
practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), recognized
for over 3,000 years for its benefits to billions of Chinese
people. Dr. Leung combines TCM wisdom with appropriate
Western scientific methodologies when conducting research on
Chinese herbs and in their formulation and manufacture. He
is the creator of PhytoChi®, an extraordinary proprietary
blend of 16 authentic herbs traditionally well known for
their beneficial health and balancing effects. He is also
the developer of RBRM’s™ (Representative Botanical
Reference/Research Materials) – an essential first-step
requirement in the research and manufacture of truly
traditional Chinese medicines.
Special Assignments and Awards:
International Advisor to the Modernized Chinese Medicine International Association
(MCMIA), an international body headquartered in Hong Kong.
Co-editor of American Herbal Products Association’s (AHPA) Herbs of Commerce,
2nd Edition, a publication recognized by the FDA for the labeling of herbal
Co-Chairman of AHPA's Chinese Herbal Products Committee.
AHPA's Botanical Extracts Committee.
Professional Advisory Board of the Herb Research Foundation established to
review, evaluate and disseminate information on herbs.
Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association’s (CTFA) International
Nomenclature Committee (INC); Chairman of Subcommittee of Botanical Nomenclature;
established to review and assign names to new cosmetic ingredients.
Grant recipient (Principal Investigator) — National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health
and Human Services. This 3-year grant is being used to reveal the secret of
feverfew leaf’s ability to prevent migraine headaches.
Technical advisor to major nutritional and herbal supplement
Recipient of 2011 Alumni Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of Pharmacy, the University of Michigan, for contributions to the advancement of herbal medicine, especially in traditional Chinese medicine.