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Man Drying Goji Berry, China. Photo by: Chris Kilham © 2009

Medicinal Plants

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.

“All these herbs can work like true medications in our bodies. We’ve given you true scientific reasons why they work, which means they really do work.” – Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz Show (with Chris Kilham as Guest Star)


Plant Medicines A-Z
Today, you can acquire botanicals at pharmacies, natural product stores, and supermarkets. Plant Medicines A - Z features a simply organized list with links to a plethora of safe, effective plant medicines in alphabetical order.

Mind/Body/Spirit A-Z
This page is similar to Plant Medicines A -Z only instead of organizing information by plant, it is by health condition. So, for instance, if you were looking for natural solutions to help with "Pain," or "Sleep," or "Libido," you'd find it on this page.

Products We Like
For your convenience, we have created a simple page called Frequently Requested Products. We're also developing a full A - Z style page, but that will take some time. See also The Role of the Marketplace.


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.


Cocao, Food of the Gods
We love Cocoa! After water, cocoa is the single healthiest substance you can put in your mouth. Did you know that Cocoa is a Medicinal Plant, a Sacred plant, a Hot Plant, and a Psychoactive Plant?

Natural Pain Relief
Got Pain? You can relieve pain and do so naturally and safely. Natural, plant-based remedies are the most widely employed medicines on earth, more than over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

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.

You hear an increasing amount of talk these days about sustainability. But what does it mean? In a sustainable system, all parts or members thrive and prosper. As this applies to medicinal plants, it means that users of the plants get good, viable remedies, the natural environment is enhanced and protected in the course of utilizing or trading in those plants, and people who work with the plants are able to flourish. Global Sustainability, as it applies to medicinal plants and products made from them, involves providing natural resources for human health needs in a manner that supports the health and diversity of the natural environment, and incorporates labor and wage practices that enable all people in the system to flourish. In a sustainable system, all life is supported and allowed to prosper. Visit Global Sustainability to read more about our work from this perspective.