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Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham. Photo by Jeff Skeirik

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, Psychology Today, Playboy, LA Weekly and Newsweek and appeared on CNN, NBC Nightly News, The Dr. Oz Show, ABC Good Morning America, ABC Nightline, ABC 20/20 and many other top-tier media venues. He has written fourteen BOOKS, including The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook, Psyche Delicacies and The Five Tibetans, which has been published in over 28 languages.

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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


Chris Kilham created these premium sustainable botanical formulas exclusively for Purity Products. Find them on PURITY PRODUCTS or AMAZON.

“At Medicine Hunter, we believe that trade in medicinal plants, when conducted well and ethically, can result in a cascade of benefits. In order to promote trade effectively, we work with companies to investigate medicinal plants and to develop and market plant-based remedies.” – Chris Kilham

Chris is currently 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 traceability, manufacturing excellence, superior composition, and clinical studies.

“Of all the medicinal plants used in India’s several millennia old tradition of Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is the most highly prized. It is used in many cases, for virtually every condition. It is also especially good for restoring vitality and full sexual potency.”Chris Kilham

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Chris Kilham and Zoe Helene traveled with journalist Steve Hendricks and photographer Ivan from Outside Magazine in the Peruvian Amazon for this story.

Business Insider recently talked to Chris Kilham, a “medicine hunter” who travels the world searching for natural remedies through medicinal plant research.

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