Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. The founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., Chris has conducted medicinal plant research in over 45 countries. Chris works with companies to develop and popularize traditional plant-based food and medicinal products into market successes. These include ashwagandha, kava, maca, rhodiola, schisandra, tamanu oil, cat’s claw, dragon’s blood, and hundreds of other plants. Chris also works to bridge worlds, regularly sharing information about other cultures through presentations and media. CNN calls Chris “The Indiana Jones of natural medicine.”
For more than 50 years Chris has explored cannabis in its psychoactive and non-psychoactive forms, including at its source following the last ice age in the Siberian Altay, along the Silk Road, in the Himalayas and throughout Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. Chris delves deeply into the history, lore, composition, biological activities, uses and benefits of plants, and describes cannabis as among the most useful of all plants on earth.
Chris has appeared on over 1500 radio programs and more than 500 TV programs worldwide, with features in The New York Times, ABC News Nightline, Newsweek, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, ABC 20/20, Psychology Today, Outside Magazine, FOX News Health, LA Yoga, LA Weekly, New York Magazine, Boston Magazine, UTNE Reader, CNBC Power Lunch, Playboy, VICE, Prevention Magazine, Business Insider, Oprah & Friends, PBS Healing Quest, Woman’s World, and many others. He has additionally appeared on PBS, CNBC Power Lunch, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, CCTV, France 2, Chelsea Handler’s “Chelsea Does”, and The Preachers. 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.