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Chris Kilham and Zoe Helene in an Iquitos Market, Peruvian Amazon. Photo by Ivan Kashinsky

Medicine Hunter

Currently, global health care is in crisis, the natural environment is undergoing widespread devastation, and indigenous people and their knowledge are disappearing at a rapid rate. What can we do to help? At Medicine Hunter we focus on traditional plant-based medicines and their sustainable trade as a way to contribute to a better world. This work always involves a collaboration of talented people.


About Chris Kilham
Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. He has conducted medicinal research in over 20 countries. As the FOX News Medicine Hunter, Chris' TV segments and columns reach across USA and International markets. CNN calls Chris “The Indiana Jones of natural medicine.”

About Zoe Helene
Chris and Zoe are married. They work and travel extensively together. As sustainability correspondent, Zoe covers the cosmic sisterhood, the arts and archetypes, conscious style and lifestyle, the animal rights movement, and the rights of children—who are the stewards of the future.

Featured Plants
Some medicinal plants simply loom larger than others, and do more for more people. In this section we identify plants that are of especially high health value, and give you more information on those plants and their uses. Think of them as botanical stars in the spotlight.


Most Recent Medicine Hunter Media

Visit our Most Recent Medicine Hunter Media page for mixed pieces on psychedelics, mood-modifiers and energizers, with yet more super fruits, sustainable harvesting, and our latest on FOX News and The Dr OZ Show.

Introducing the American Cannabis Nurses Association
Fox News, by Chris Kilham, April 2014

Can We Avoid Zoonotic Diseases like Ebola?
Fox News, by Chris Kilham, April 2014

The Marvels of Black Pepper
Fox News, by Chris Kilham, April 2014

Why Americans Need to Start Walking More
Fox News, by Chris Kilham, March 2014

How Will The Cannabis Greenwave Re-shape America?
Fox News, by Chris Kilham, March 2014

From Morocco with Love, Or Rouge, Yves Saint Laurent
Vanity Fair, by SunHee Grinnell, March 2014

New Trends in Natural Products Showcased at Industry Expo
Fox News, by Chris Kilham, March 2014

Marijuana Use On The Rise Among Baby Boomers
Huffington Post 50, by Yagana Shah, March 2014

Could Mushrooms Be the Cure for Cancer?
The Guardian, by Matthew Jenkin, March 2014

Medicinal Herbs You’ve Never Heard Of
Mother Earth Living, by Gina DeBacker, February 2014

In The Jungle With Dr. Feelgood
Outside Magazine, by Steve Hendricks, January 2014

The Tea Every Woman Should Drink: Matcha
The Dr. Oz Show, with Dr. Mehmet Oz, January 2014

Why You Need to Wash Your Bedding (Dust Mites!)
Fox News, by Chris Kilham, January 2014


Fox News
Chris is the Fox News Medicine Hunter and appears online and in USA and international TV markets. This activity puts us in a position to play an influential role in advancing the conversation about medicinal plants, sustainability, and holistic health.

FOX News Column
Chris writes a weekly health column on FOX News Health as the Medicine Hunter. Alternative Health articles promote benefits of plant medicines, and informs readers about traditional use and scientific evidence. The site gets over one million unique visits daily.

The Dr. Oz Show
Chris Kilham is a regular guest on hugely popular The Dr. Oz Show. Appearances enable Chris to inform a large viewing audience about the field of safe, effective plant-based medicines. A champion of complementary medicine, Dr Oz plays a key role in the health care paradigm shift.


Plant Medicines A-Z
This simply organized list offers a plethora of safe, effective plant medicines in alphabetical order. The search function also works.

Mind/Body/Spirit A-Z
Plants organized by health condition. For instance, if you are looking for natural solutions to help with "Pain," or "Sleep," or "Libido," you would find it on this page.

Yoga & Meditation
Chris has been a long-time speaker and presenter on yoga and meditation, at venues across the USA.


Sacred Plants
In the world of plants, some are used for sacred and ceremonial purposes, to explore the spirit world. The use of these plants derives from native cultures, whose members have traditionally sought access to the supra-normal through the ingestion of the plants and their preparations.

Hot Plants
Natural aphrodisiacs can revitalize sexual performance and pleasure, promote sex drive and endurance, and enhance sex life and satisfaction for both men and women. They're safe, have no side effects, and they work. As a noted expert, Chris is often quoted on the subject.

Adaptogens
An adaptogen is a botanical that greatly improves your body's ability to adapt to stress, whether it's a hectic schedule, heat or cold, noise, high altitudes or any number of other stressors. This elite class of herbs impart strength, energy, stamina, endurance, and improve mental clarity.