“You know the expression, “It's not personal; it's business.” We sneer at such rot. All business is personal, all the time.”

Chris Kilham, Ode Magazine

“We are destroying the world’s greatest pharmacy. It is very important that we protect the rainforest in everything that we do.”

Chris Kilham, NBC Nightly News

“Fire walking is an act of faith. I don’t know why it works. I don’t know why people don’t die doing it. I found it very exhilarating.”

Chris Kilham, LA Times

“Chocolate just may be the healthiest thing you can put in your mouth.”

Chris Kilham, Comcast

“I love the Amazon. I just wanna to cry every time I go there both for the majestic beauty and for the fact that it’s going to be a museum exhibit in a couple of decades if we don’t stop the deforestation.”

Chris Kilham, CNBC Power Lunch

“People in the U.S. are more cranked up on pharmaceutical drugs than any other culture in the world today. I want people using safer medicine. And that means plant medicine.”

Chris Kilham, New York Times

“Every herbalist has their favorite plant. Mine is Rhodiola rosea.”

Chris Kilham, Fox TV

“(Hot Plants) enhance sexual experience. They increase sensitivity and make sex more urgent. Men get better erections. Women benefit, too. Your orgasms are like Chinese New Year fireworks.”

Chris Kilham, Outside Magazine

“In other parts of the world where I go, people are worried about, Jeez, you know, I really wanted to buy my kids shoes this year.”

Chris Kilham, Jim Lehrer News Hour

“On the other side of the spirit veil, I spend more than a little bit of time researching the hallucinogens. I personally believe ayahuasca [a psychedelic Amazonian brew] is also the greatest natural healing agent, period.”

Chris Kilham, Psychology Today

“As state and local laws mutate and change in favor of greater tolerance, perhaps cannabis will find it’s proper place in the home medicine chest.”

Chris Kilham, Fox News Health

“For a product to really be sustainable, it’s really got to deliver the goods for the end user. That drives the whole rest of the equation.”

Chris Kilham, Yogi Times

“A man doesn't need a study to know if he's feeling amorous. There is no such thing as a placebo erection.”

Chris Kilham, The Washington Post

“Anything that's popular gets made into a diet. Acai is no more of a diet than the eraser on your No. 2 pencil.”

Chris Kilham, Natural Foods Merchandiser

“I feel badly for the people who suffer from the side effects and consequences of hazardous pharmaceuticals. It's antithetical to the Hippocratic Oath. I want to see people use safe, practical medicines.”

Chris Kilham, CNBC

“Maca boosts sex drive like crazy. And if there’s any side effect, some people just have to stop taking it because they get so sexually stimulated… Kind of makes you feel a little like a superhero.”

Chris Kilham, ABC Good Morning America

“You don’t have to do something exotic to enjoy the benefits of natural healing agents. So many things in your kitchen – common spices, common herbs and foods – have powerful healing agents as well.”

Chris Kilham, Fox News Health

“If you or I want to be healthy (whether it’s our digestion, our reproduction, our skin, or anything) we have to assume greater responsibility for our wellness. One of the best ways to do that is to be familiar with and to use on a regular basis, plant medicines.”

Chris Kilham, PBS Healing Quest

“While there are a great many agents in nature which boost libido and enhance sexual function, chocolate alone actually promotes the brain chemistry of being in love.”

Chris Kilham, Fox News

“Only a system in which all parts flourish is holistic.”

Chris Kilham, LOHAS Journal

“You need to understand plant chemistry, be inured to discomfort and awesomely flexible. When something breaks down—the plane, the boat, you just have to roll with it.”

Chris Kilham, Organic Spa Magazine

“Over the course of four rough, ego-shattering hours, the ayahuasca shows me that opening myself to love of Zoe and all others is the sure way to tap my deepest and most vital energetic reserves. The lesson is vivid, technicolor, indelibly imprinted on my psyche.”

Chris Kilham, Ode Magazine

“Part David Attenborough, part Indiana Jones, Mr. Kilham, an ethnobotanist from Massachusetts… scoured remote jungles and highlands for three decades for plants, oils and extracts that can heal.”

The New York Times

“He's walked across flaming coals on South Pacific islands, competed against Amazon chiefs in blowgun contests and had near-death experiences traveling in Third World countries. Chris Kilham is a Medicine Hunter -- a sort of Indiana Jones of the plant world.”


“To become a star, every herb needs a prophet. In the case of kava, it is Mr. Kilham… (Kilham) has become a one man public relations agency for the herb.”

The Wall Street Journal

“To the students he’s Indiana Jones. He’s got a dynamic personality. When you’re talking about ethnobotany, you’re talking about native cultures and the type of plant material they use. He’s gone to those places and lived with the people.”

Professor Lyle E. Craker, for U-Mass Magazine

“Libido is part of a healthy human life and just like any other wellness topic, it deserves attention. Chris Kilham, known in the industry as the Medicine Hunter, is an expert on medicinal plants used historically around the world to support healthy libido in men and women.”

Whole Foods Market, "The Whole Story"

“Pretty much everyone here (at the NYC Health & Beauty Show) from the developed G-20 countries said the world economy is becoming more relaxed. And for the less developed economies, that's critical, said Chris Kilham, who scours the Earth for natural botanicals to use in health and beauty products.”

Jim Lehrer News Hour

“Along with promoting medicinal plants, Kilham is on a mission to preserve and protect natural environments while helping the indigenous people who live there.”

The Associated Press

“Big pharma is heralded for inventing new cures, but the courts are clogged with dangerous drug cases. Most of the world has used plant-based remedies for hundreds if not thousands of years. Chris Kilham… says herbal medicines are much safer than synthetic drugs.”


“It is Kilham’s belief that many people want to find a solution to the environmental destruction of Amazonia, and that by showing students the effects of healing experiences and taking them into the rainforest to research medicinal plant life.”

Daily Collegian

“I love adventure! That’s why I love teaming up with The Medicine Hunter, Chris Kilham.”

Dr. Manny Alverez, Fox News

"Chris Kilham offers to jog the mind with good psychoactive plants – a sound prescription. A bit of coffee here, a bit of cannabis there…Agree or disagree with him, Psyche Delicacies will tickle your neurons. A good blend of humor and argonautic escapades."

Ken Kesey, Author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

“(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)

“And here to help me is my good friend Chris Kilham, the famous Medicine Hunter, who travels all over the world in search of plant-based medicines, where I think a lot of the future of all the world’s remedies lies.”

Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

“Chris Kilham is a trustworthy guide on the medicine trail, full of enthusiasm, wonder, and respect for the wisdom of traditional cultures. I respect his mission to make these plants and their uses better known in our culture.”

Andrew Weil, M.D. for Tales from the Medicine Trail

“(Chris) Kilham effectively bridges the world of botanical medicine and mainstream media.”

Vitamin Retailer

“A veritable Renaissance man of alternative lifestyles, Kilham practices what he preaches.”

Boston Globe

“If developing a commercial market can pay impoverished indigenous people for their ancient secrets and help save forests and wild places from the encroachment of 'civilization' looking for oil and cutting down millions of acres to grow cattle and palm oil, then we should do it. Chris is developing a TV series entitled The Medicine Hunter with our film/TV production company, Virgin Produced. I'm planning to go with him into the Amazon on at least one trip and am looking at how we can market his natural remedies through the Virgin Group of companies.”

Richard Branson, Screw Business as Usual

“(Chris Kilham) is quite knowledgeable. Of the products that he's worked on, the ones that I know of at least, I approve. They're real, and he's right to advocate for them.”

Dr. James Duke, Outside Magazine