N.S #42 Chris Kilham Medicine Hunter, Author and Educator. Discusses Ayahuasca shamanism and tribes.


Chris Kilham is an ethnopharmacologist described by the New York Time as the “Indiana Jones of Plant Medicine”.

He is the founder of Medicine Hunter Incorporated. His research has taken him to over 45 countries, to remote jungles and mountains in search healing plants and extracts.

He has made appearances in over 1,000 TV & radio shows worldwide. Featuring in Newsweek, The New York Times, CNN, Psychology Today and many others. As a TV correspondent and guest he speaks about medicine hunting, traditional botanical medicines, nutraceuticals, psychoactive plants, environmental and cultural preservation and other related topics for a broad and diverse variety of audiences.

He also writes articles about plant medicines for numerous publications, and was corespondent and weekly columnist for FOX News Health for 9 years. He is also a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show, and serves on the show’s Medical Advisory Board.

He also serves as Purity Products explorer in residence, an initiative that brings health-promoting herbal remedies and concepts. These products are based on his botanical expedition discoveries.

Chris is also currently the Brand Ambassador for KSM-66 Ashwagandha, the finest Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract in the world. KSM-66’s certified organic, whole ashwagandha root extract sets the high bar for trace-ability, manufacturing excellence, superior composition, and clinical studies.

“I have gone where few go, seen what few seen, and participated in some highly unusual and memorable scenes,” says Chris. “I have also gotten malaria, contracted numerous tropical diseases, gotten parasites and nerve damage, been chased by pirates, had guns pointed at me, and collected burns, bites, stings, cuts, abrasions, infections, injuries, dysentery. I have broken down in virtually every type of transportation, including a plane. All of this has added texture to this work.”

Chris lives in Massachusetts cultural activist Zoe Helene with whom he is married. Together they travel the world on expeditions, working together to promote plant medicines, environmental protection and cultural preservation.


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