Medicine Hunter website is run by Chris Kilham, who is a medicine hunter, author and educator. Chris has conducted medicinal research in over 40 countries. Chris lectures extensively on holistic health and botanical medicines, throughout the United States and the European Union, Hong Kong, Thailand, Dubai, Australia, Peru, Vanuatu and many other countries.
“On this website, you will encounter a great deal of information about the non-pharmaceutical side of plant medicines. Plant Medicines A – Z are well organised into alphabetically and easily to read, grouped sections. Today, you can acquire botanicals at pharmacies, natural product stores, and supermarkets. You will also learn about a plethora of safe, effective plant medicines. In this way, you will become better informed, to more fully appreciate the critically important role that plant medicines play in health and culture. See also: Healthy Mind | Body | Spirit A – Z for plant medicines organized by health needs.
About Chris Kilham:
“A holistic approach to health is a multidimensional endeavor. Eating well, using medicinal plants, exercising, and staying vital in many ways, are all part of total wellness. Additionally, adventure travel, preservation of native cultures and environmental sustainability are at the heart of Medicine Hunter activities. In talks and presentations around the world, Chris shares a deep knowledge of highly integrated holistic health, and the plants, people and places he encounters around the world as a medicine hunter.
“There are few things I enjoy more than speaking about medicinal plants, foreign lands, and native cultures. An old shaman once said to me ‘You bridge the worlds.’ I never forgot that. It is tremendously rewarding to share what I learn out in the field in far-flung places. ” – Chris Kilham
Today the communication landscape is more diverse than ever before. Topics like shamanism, psychoactive plants, aphrodisiacs and native practices now are received warmly. Speaking from decades of experience, with candor, humor and extraordinary images from the field, Chris compels audiences to embrace natural medicines, environmental preservation and indigenous cultures, to think broadly, and to know more.”(…)
At the University of Massachusetts Chris teaches the popular ethnobotany course The Shaman’s Pharmacy through the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences. This intensive immersion course takes students to the Peruvian Amazon, where they learn about medicinal plants, the rainforest, and native culture. Chris works with companies to develop and popularize traditional plant-based food and medicinal products into market successes. These include kava, maca, rhodiola, schisandra, tamanu oil, cat’s claw, dragon’s blood and dozens of other plants.
Chris is the author of fourteen books, including Hot Plants, The Five Tibetans, Psyche Delicacies, Tales from the Medicine Trail and Kava, Medicine Hunting in Paradise.” Read more about Chris HERE.
What’s the most important here to mention is the content the website offers. So again, when you click on the left hand sidebar and go to 1. Plant Medicines A-Z section, you will be submersed into the world of nature pharmacy delivered to you in articles with short description of each plant based medicine, superfood, herb, alongside with healthy recipes, immune system boosters and more.
2. Then go here: Healthy Mind | Body | Spirit A – Z and do the same with diving deep into the research. It is handy to have this website and this list around whenever you end up with some condition (hopefully not, but if you do – think NATURAL first, before going to pharmacy). You’ll find here information on treating bronchitis, acne, natural methods for ageing, sinuses pressure, anticancer and antibacterial qualities of different plants, natural antibiotics, treatments for asthma, anxiety, brain health, liver, kidney detox and many many more. Scrolling down to read and see it all seems like never-ending process. And good! Never enough of great alternative information especially on such an important subject like natural cures.
Hope You gonna have fun with this website and will find this little health encyclopaedia handy at all times 🙂