Leading the way to a safer natural products industry

Mission-Driven Quality

If you’re a grower, wild-harvester, consolidator, processor, or manufacturer of botanical products, USBSL is here to serve your needs.


USBSL offers industry-standard turnaround times for botanical testing, as well as expedited turnaround times depending on client needs. 

Well-equipped laboratory

With two locations in Asheville, NC, we are well equipped for a wide range of research, testing, and development activities for natural products and botanicals.


Here are the services we offer. How can we help you?


USBSL clients can send herbal or finished product samples and get back a complete panel of routine identity and purity test results.

Product Development

From a vision to a finished, branded product, USBSL can help you to realize your natural product development dreams. We specialize in formulation and bench-top to pilot scale production of natural personal care, topical herbal, and functional food and herbal products.

Regulatory Services

USBSL provides NDIN consulting, authoring, and submission services. We have a proven track record of successful NDIN submissions and will work with you every step of the way to ensure FDA compliance of your new dietary ingredient.

Lauren Haynes

Working with the USBSL has made my life tremendously easier. They helped me navigate the challenges of knowing what and when to test, and held my hand the entire way. The result has been a safer product for my customers, deepened knowledge of the industry and a pleasant experience all around.

Edward J. Fletcher

I have been utilizing USBSL’s services for many years and have always been pleased. Their professionalism stands out in both customer service and test/analysis results.The staff, which I know by name now, always goes above and beyond to respond to all my questions or inquiries. Since I am a horticulturist and not a scientist, I often have questions about physiological variations in regard to morphological differences of plants coming from different areas and production systems which are always answered thoroughly based on referenced science.

Evan Bondioli, QA Lab Supervisor at East West Tea Company

US Botanical Safety Laboratory offers a superior level of analytical testing service. Their quality of expertise, attention to detail, and reporting transparency is unmatched in the industry. I would highly recommend their services to anyone with botanical testing needs.

Kay Oliver, Sr. Manager New Products, Standard Homeopathic

As an innovator for new products at a Homeopathic company, we turned to USBSL for help. Looking for new product delivery systems outside our daily scope, USBSL offered up alternatives, helped to formulate the product bases, and worked along side us until the product was commercialized.  We choose USBSL due to their impeccable background and references. USBSL’s team is both flexible and professional, rolled into one.  It is always a pleasure to work with their team.
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Can you test my unique botanical ingredient?

We regularly test many common medicinal plants of commerce, including many that are native to our Appalachian region. We also now offer testing for Industrial Hemp! Please see our press release for details or inquire for a specific request.

About us

We are recognized experts in botanical testing

The US Botanical Safety Laboratory (USBSL) is a non-profit botanical ingredient testing laboratory service in North Carolina. USBSL offers botanical identity, microbials, heavy metals, pesticides, and phytochemical testing services for supply chain clients in the US natural products industry and abroad.

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Economically motivated adulterants in the natural products supply chain.  A global network of natural products supply chains produces the ingredients that are formulated into dietary

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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (3/10/12) New US botanical testing service makes debut at Expo West 2012  (Asheville, NC) – Bent Creek Institute and The North Carolina

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