Jonathan Treasure is a Londoner and British-trained medical herbalist, now an Oregon resident for more than 20 years. He graduated medical sciences at Cambridge University but abandoned medical school for Tibetan Buddhism; he later studied western herbal medicine at the UK School of Phytotherapy.
A dual expertise in traditional western herbal therapeutics and biomedical science informs Treasure’s trademark transdisciplinary approach – exemplified by the acclaimed collaborative medical textbook “Herb, Nutrient and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies” (Mosby Medical, 2008). His internet based clinical practice is devoted to botanical medicine and nutritional therapeutics for people with cancer.
An international speaker and herbal blogger with a reputation for critical wit especially in herbal theory and philosophy, he has been described as a thought leader in western herbal medicine. Treasure is acknowledged by professionals in both mainstream and herbal medicine for his practical ability to bridge the worlds of modern medical science and traditional herbalism.