Roy Upton, RH, Dip Ayu, 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 among 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 25 years. He is the past president, vice-president and founding member of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), the Director and staff herbalist of Planetary Herbals, a 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 also lectures nationally and internationally and is visiting faculty at Tai Sophia, East-West School, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, among others. 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.