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Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham. Photo by Jeff Skeirik

Medicine Hunter

The three-fold purpose of Medicine Hunter, Inc. is to promote natural, plant-based medicines, to protect the natural environment, and to support indigenous cultures. The company was founded by Chris Kilham, a medicine hunter, author, educator and TV personality who has conducted medicinal plant research in over 45 countries and lectures worldwide about holistic wellness and botanical medicines. As a speaker and guest expert on TV in U.S. and international markets, he advocates for traditional botanical medicines, including psychoactive and psychedelic plant medicines such as cannabis. Chris has been featured in The New York Times, Outside Magazine, Forbes, Psychology Today, Playboy, Newsweek, CNN, NBC Nightly News, The Dr. Oz Show, ABC Nightline, ABC 20/20, ABC Good Morning America, and many other top-tier media outlets. He has written fifteen books, including the new The Lotus and The Bud, The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook, and The Five Tibetans, which has been published in over 28 languages.

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Musing Mystical | Book Review,
by Zak Kotlow, May 2021
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Let’s Be Blunt | Podcast,
with host Montel Williams, March 2021
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Forbes,
by Lindsey Bartlett, February 2021
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Foreword Reviews | Book Review,
by Kristine Morris, January 2021
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Coast to Coast AM | Radio Interview,
with host George Noory, July 2019
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The Natural Nurse | Podcast,
with Dr. Z, June 2019
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American Botanical Council,
by Chris Kilham, November 2018
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Green Flower Media,
by Gregory Frye, July 2018
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Sensi Magazine,
Robyn Griggs Lawrence, June 2018
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Playboy,
by Michelle Janikian, May 2018
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Natural Products Insider | Video,
with Chris Kilham, April 2018
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Health News,
by Health News, March 2018
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American Botanical Council | Field Report,
by Chris Kilham, March 2018
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Reality Sandwich,
by Chris Kilham, February 2018
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Mental Health California | Cover Story,
by Kristene Smith, February 2018
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Organic Authority,
by Emily Monaco , January 2018
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The Preachers,
with Chris Kilham, September 2017
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Sensi,
by Robyn Griggs Lawrence, August 2017
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Rodale's Organic Life,
by Emily Monaco, July 2017
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Fox News Health Talk,
with Dr. Manny and The Medicine Hunter, March 2017
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High Times,
by Robyn Griggs Lawrence , February 2017
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Business Insider,
by Corey Protin and Jessica Orwig , February 2017
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Business Insider,
with Chris Kilham, January 2017
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New York Magazine,
by Rachel Monroe, January 2017
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Spirit Plant Medicine Conference,
with Chris Kilham, January 2017
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Business Insider,
with Chris Kilham, December 2016
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AlterNet,
by April M. Short, September 2016
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Fox News Health Talk,
by Chris Kilham, September 2016
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MassRoots,
by Julie Godard, April 2016
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AlterNet,
by Chris Kilham, March 2016
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Nutra Ingredients,
by Hank Schultz, October 2015
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CULTURE,
Sheryll Alexander, October 2015
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Ayahuasca Sustainability Field Report

Over the past several years, members of ayahuasca groups and various social media sites have referred to the supply of ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi, Malpighiaceae) in Peru as imperiled and environmentally devastated. And yet, the largest ayahuasca retreat centers in Iquitos (Loreto region) and Pucallpa (Ucayali region) appear well supplied with this vine. To determine supply, I conducted a multi-site field assessment in the Peruvian Amazon.

“Cultivation of ayahuasca is very much on people’s minds, both from a sustainability standpoint and from a cost perspective. Cultivation of ayahuasca assures sustainability, and also offers full traceability of materials. These are great advantages. Additionally, there is a sense among many that ayahuasca, even if it is relatively plentiful in the Rio Tamaya area, will sooner or later become endangered if cultivation efforts are not widely initiated.” – Chris Kilham