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.


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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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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Black Walnut

Juglans nigra

Black walnut trees are stately, large trees with pinnate leaves that produce an abundant crop of green (later yellow)

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echinacea purpurea paradoxa


Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea possesses strong immune-stimulating activity to help prevent and treat infections of all kinds. 

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Matricaria recutita

Drinking chamomile tea helps ease intestinal cramps or irritation, indigestion, and nervousness.

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Calendula officinalis

Calendula flower is used in both tea and tincture form to speed the healing of ulcers in the digestive tract;

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Arnica latifolia

Arnica is known throughout North America and Europe for its therapeutic effects, especially to help heal strains, sprains, and bruises.

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