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Ripe Ideas: The Medicine Hunter
Informativos (Spain)
by Gema Castellano
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Gema Castellano of Spain’s Informativos.net interviews ethnobotanist Chris Kilham about his work in ethnobotany and his ideas about various public health issues.

He travels the world looking for botanical species to replace synthetic drugs and to help pharmaceutical companies develop new products. Medicine hunter Chris Kilham, a professor of Ethnobotany at the University of Massachussets, has an extraordinary talent for balancing the benefits of traditional and natural medicine.

Founder of Medicine Hunter Inc. and author of 14 books, including “Hot Plants”, “The Five Tibetans”, “Psyche Delicacies”, “Tales from the Medicine Trail and Kava” and “Medicine Hunting in Paradise”, Kilham has become a true global media star, inciting public debate on topics such as the traditional use of medicines, nutraceuticals, the preservation of culture and the environment, and other health and environmental issues.

Naturalists love him and so do pharmacists, thanks to his ability to develop and introduce into the market nutritional and medicinal products based on the traditional use of plants. Chris Kilham gave us time for a very interesting interview in which he makes very clear his position about the state of the planet, humans, and the respect for the earth.

Please Note: This story is in Spanish. Read this interview translated from the original Spanish to English, by ORS.

"(Chris) Kilham has become a true global media star, inciting public debate on topics such as the traditional use of medicines, nutraceuticals, the preservation of culture and the environment, and other health and environmental issues." - Informativos (Spain)

November 2009