The Medicine Hunter and Author
Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. The founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., Chris has conducted medicinal research in over 20 countries including India, China, Siberia, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Vanuatu South Pacific, Lebanon, Syria, Ghana, Austria, Germany, Thailand, Malaysia, Morocco and the US. He is known as the “Explorer in Residence” at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he teaches the popular ethnobotany course, The Shaman’s Pharmacy. As an ethnobotanist his mission is seeking out traditional, medicinal herbs and plants from around the globe, botanicals that have been used for healing for centuries. He talks with shamans, healers and scientists, as well as local trade officials in an effort dedicated to bringing this knowledge forth while establishing trade with indigenous cultures to harvest these healing herbs. He sees this kind of trade improving the local economy of these cultures while coming to the aid of a world in a health care crisis. His motto is: “One tribe, one vibe.”
Kilham is the author of fourteen books, including Hot Plants, The Five Tibetans, Psyche Delicacies, Tales from the Medicine Trail, Kava, and Medicine Hunting in Paradise. Chris also writes articles on plant medicines for several publications. He lectures extensively on holistic health and botanical medicines throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He also writes a health column for the FoxNews Website.
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