Roy Upton, EWCH

Roy Upton, Registered Herbalist, Executive Director, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, Vice-President, American Herbalists Guild

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Roy Upton is the Executive Director and Editor of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of quality control standards for botanical products. The AHP monographs have been regarded by many as being the most comprehensive and critically reviewed works on herbal medicine worldwide. Roy is trained in both Western and Traditional Chinese herbalism and has been working professionally as an herbalist for more than 22 years. He is the past president and current vice-president of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG).

Roy is also involved with the development of quality control standards for the herbal products industry as general manager of the California-based herbal company Planetary Formulas, member of the Standards Committee of the American Herbal Products Association and botanical expert advisory committees of AOAC International, NSF International, and the United States Pharmacopoeia.

Roy is a lecturer in herbal medicine for Tai Sophia, East-West School, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, and Chair of Botanical Medicine for Huntington, University. Roy has also authored several books including St. John’s Wort and Echinacea in the Good Herb Series of Keat’s Publishing and the Botanical Safety Handbook published by CRC Press