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American Herbal Pharmacopoeia®
AHP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to promoting the responsible use of herbal products and herbal medicines. Our work relies on a worldwide network of experts, including botanists, chemists, herbalists, medical doctors, pharmacists, and pharmacologists.
Roy Upton

Roy Upton on Promoting the Responsible Use of Herbal Products and Herbal Medicines

MysticMag chats with Roy Upton and his passion for contributing to the promotion of responsible herbal medicine use.



It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of three incredible individuals who contributed greatly to the field of natural product research and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. We invite you to join us in remembering their lives and contributions.

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AHP Monographs Under Development Triphala, Amla, Bellerica, Haritaki Monographs and Therapeutic Compendiums
The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) is proposing to develop four AHP Monographs and Therapeutic Compendiums for the three individual Triphala fruits (Phyllanthus emblicaTerminalia belliricaTerminalia chebula) and the Triphala combination. Terminalia bellirica has just been published.

The individual fruits in Triphala are some of the most important herbal compounds in the Ayurvedic materia medica and Triphala is by far the most important formula in Ayurveda for promoting human health. It is used in both detoxification therapies, especially prior to engaging in panchakarma therapy, is used as a rejuvenative tonic , and used for health maintenance, making it one of the most versatile herbal cleansers and tonifers avaiable. It is also among the oldest continually used formula on the planet, in use for more than 1200 years. This alone makes this formula and its ingredients worth learning about.


Meet AHP

The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia® relies on the expertise of a worldwide network of medicinal plant experts. These efforts are supported by the following team of dedicated individuals in our California office.

Roy Upton, RH, DipAyu


Diana Swisher, MAyu

Administrator / Operations Manager

Mark Keller

AHP BRM Fulfillment Manager

Cathirose Petrone, MA

Writer and Editor / PR Director

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