Christopher Hobbs, herbalist

DR. CHRISTOPHER HOBBS is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, author, clinician, botanist, mycologist, and research scientist with over 35 years of experience with herbal medicine.


Christopher has a doctorate from UC Berkeley in phylogenetics, evolutionary biology and phytochemistry. He is also a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild.


This site is dedicated to all who love and are inspired by the natural world, especially the green world—the plant kingdom.


13th International Herb Symposium

Join Christopher in a cross-cultural review of inflammation, from yin deficiency in traditional Chinese medicinal thinking, to the most recent discoveries in biomedicine…

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Grow It, Heal It

Check out Christopher’s latest book, GROW IT, HEAL IT: Natural and Effective Herbal Remedies from Your…

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Herbal Database

You can now search Christopher Hobbs’ online Herbal Prescriber Database with over 440 ailments and symptoms…

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Garlic allium sativum


Allium sativum

Garlic acts as a warming herb for the digestion and respiratory tract, and is the “herbal antibiotic,” and much more.

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Selenicereus grandiflorus

Cactus is the spectacular night-blooming cereus of Jamaica and Cuba.

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Burdock Arctium lappa


Arctium lappa

Burdock is a blood purifier commonly used for skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

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Black Cohosh actaea-racemosa

Black Cohosh

Cimicifuga racemosa

Black cohosh preparations are useful for hot flashes and depression during menopause.

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Ginseng panax


Panax ginseng

Use ginseng for chronic fatigue, convalescence, lethargy, depression, and chronic infections related to immune weakness, especially if you’re over forty-five.

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