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Chris Kilham the Medicine Hunter Explorer

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Angelia Miller

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Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. The founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., Chris has conducted medicinal research in over 20 countries including India, China, Siberia, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Vanuatu South Pacific, Lebanon, Syria, Ghana, Austria, Germany, Thailand, Malaysia, Morocco and the US. Chris is Explorer in Residence at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he teaches the popular ethnobotany course, The Shaman’s Pharmacy™, through the department of Plant & Soil Sciences. Chris also conducts botanical educational programs for the natural products trade. Chris is the host of Medicine Trail™, a series of television specials on medicinal plants shot on location around the world. The first two programs, shot in Peru and Malaysia, are currently in international distribution. More Medicine Trail specials are scheduled. Chris has worked with numerous companies to develop and popularize traditional plant-based food and medicinal products into market successes. These successes include kava, maca, horny goat weed, catuaba, tamanu oil, herbal beverages and dozens of other plants. Chris is the author of fourteen books, including Hot Plants, The Five Tibetans, Psyche Delicacies, Tales from the Medicine Trail and Kava, Medicine Hunting in Paradise. Chris also writes articles on plant medicines for several publications.