Nigel Ford

Nigel Ford

Medical Herbalist

Nigel is a certified herbalist, and author focused on bringing the power of plant medicine to the world.  He began his career with an apprenticeship at Ravensong Farms in a small, sunny pocket on Vancouver Island. He later founded Hermetic Herbals, which produces naturally-sourced and home-grown herbal tonics, salves, tinctures, and teas. 

Over the past 15 years, Nigel has maintained a love-hate relationship with kratom. Sashaying back and forth from flaring codependence to periods of complete abstinence lasting several years, his intimate firsthand encounters and skin-deep scientific understanding of kratom make him an ideal choice to report on the plant’s complexities.

Nigel continues observing the plant’s dynamics through the lens of nearly two decades of study on addiction psychology, pharmacology, ethnobotany, and neurochemistry. Nowadays, as there emerges a global threat against the freedom and legality of kratom, he sees it as his duty to provide accurate and unbiased information about this complicated, confusing, and widely-misunderstood plant.

Nigel is one of the leading members of our Kratom Vendor Review Board and covers a wide range of topics related to the safe use and harm reduction of kratom. 

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