Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements.

The Incense Bible: Plant Scents That Transcend World Culture, Medicine and Spirituality

The Health Professional's Guide to Dietary Supplements

Other Publications:

The North American Market for Natural Products -

Raw Incense -

Kerry Hughes, M.Sc., has over 20 years of experience across the natural products market, in natural medicines and bringing new plants and plant products to market. Kerry is an Ethnobotanist that is committed to deepening the relationship between plants and people. She does this though promoting sustainability in natural product production, market and product development for the natural products industries.  Kerry is the author of the The Incense Bible, Taylor & Francis (2007), Co-Author of The Health Professionals Guide to Dietary Supplements, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (2006), a peer-reviewed guide to herbs and nutritional supplements, and Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Haworth Press (2002) an in-depth text-book on the medical aspects of many of our top supplements. Kerry acts as a consultant to the United Nations through the International Trade Centre (ITC) for international development projects involving botanicals, and authored essential oil and organic reports for the Market New Service (MNS). She also recently acted as Director for the US office of The Institute for Market Ecology (IMO), a pioneering, well-respected eco-product certifier, which exclusively certifies the Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Certification.


EthnoPharm, Kerry’s product development and consulting company, focuses on corporate social responsibility (CSR) & “mission driven” strategies, ethnobotany, business development, marketing support and writing. EthnoPharm also actively promotes benefit share and community supported relationships as a way to value traditional knowledge, promote biodiversity, and help enrich lives and provide income opportunities to rural people. Kerry focuses on the interface between the private and public sectors in the development of botanicals worldwide focusing on Market Development.  She has worked with natural product companies and agencies throughout the U.S. and in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Kerry has worked for US-AID and UN-sponsored projects to strengthen the natural product sectors of countries in Africa, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Peru, and Madagascar.


See links below for books and articles by Kerry:


Kerry Hughes - Bio