Kerry Hughes, M.Sc.
Associate Academy Educator


Kerry Hughes, M.Sc., is an Herbalist and Ethnobotanist who has long-worked in deepening the relationship between plants and people. She believes plants hold specific medicinal, nutritional and spiritual properties that we crave in order to create a life for ourselves that is worth living. It is from this philosophy she builds an herbal practice.
Kerry has spent the past couple decades studying the multiple uses of plants, and in this time has authored several books: The Incense Bible, The Health Professionals Guide to Dietary Supplements, & Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements. Through her consulting company, Ethnopharm, she has worked with multiple agencies-such as The United Nations/International Trade Centre, US-AID, The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), and PromPeru-in order to promote benefit share, and market access as a way to value traditional knowledge, promote biodiversity, and help enrich lives and provide income to rural people.
She continues to focus on the interface between the private and public sectors in the market development of botanicals worldwide. Kerry brings the depth of her experience in ethnobotany, as well as holistic life coaching techniques to her herbal clients who wish to increase their own health and vibrancy through the integration of herbs in their lives.