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Healing Power of Herbs, Part 1

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: With a burst of recent studies in pharmacology and medicine, herbs like ashwagandha are gaining popularity in mainstream medical applications.
Air Date: 7/23/19
Duration: 25:37
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Chris Kilham, Founder of Medicine Hunter Inc.
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, ayahuasca, 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.”

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. His latest book is The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook: The Essential Guide to Ayahuasca Journeying.
  • Book Title: The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/medicinehunter
Healing Power of Herbs, Part 1
Herbs have been used for centuries, particularly in Ayurveda.

With a burst of recent studies in pharmacology and medicine, herbs like ashwagandha, kava, maca, rhodiola, schisandra, tamanu oil, cat’s claw, dragon’s blood, and ayahuasca are gaining popularity in mainstream medical applications.

Chris Kilham, who CNN calls "The Indiana Jones of natural medicine," has been studying these herbs for years and has traveled to over 45 different countries to conduct medicinal plant research.

In this episode, Kilham joins host Lisa Davis to share stories from his journeys, as well as discuss why herbal medicine has a place in modern medicine. Specifically, he will explain the benefits of ashwagandha, which promotes overall balance in the body.
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