Roy Upton is one of the wise men of the natural products world. His roots run deep. He’s trained in Eastern and Western herbalism and is an Ayurvedic medicine practitioner. He’s on all the botanical organization boards. He co-authored the Botanical Safety Handbook, and he’s GM of the botanical supplement company Planetary Herbals.
One of Upton’s hats is executive director of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, which publishes monographs on botanical qua