Reconnecting with the intelligence of the plant kingdom, and our global healing traditions might just be the most rewarding investment we can make - not only for ourselves, but also for our planet, and all future generations.

The film is a cinematic blend of nature, music, narration and plant walks covering healing plants and the holistic philosophy behind their use. Health and vitality can be achieved through integrating the best of both modern and traditional methods.

Herbalist Chad Cornell takes us on a cinematic journey in this feature length film exploring the world of the herbalist and the healing power of nature. Its a documentary style and informative film studying the traditional use of plants as medicine and food; plants that are highly regarded in both legend and modern science. This film, the first in a series, covers medicinal, nutritional and ayurvedic properties of over 30 medicinal plants of the forest, field and garden.


"Very nicely done, heartfelt and powerful." - Dr. Wade Davis, Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society

"With production values quite as good as any Oscar-nominated movie, the cinematography, sound, lighting, and editing are all reasons to see this compelling film" - Don Church and Tony Schillaci, Critics On The Aisle, The Resident Magazine, CT

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Some Viewer comments 

"This series provides, not a deep look at Western Herbalism, in combination with Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine, but a hint at the interplay between multiple systems. It's not a guide, so much as an inspiration, to aspiring herbalists; as such, I enjoyed it."

"EXTRAORDINARY film!!! super informative and well explained.Love this kind of illustrative knowledge", Liiian, Jan 19, 2014

"I have been growing and searching for what seems a lifetime for the key that turns the lock. This film helped me find my key.", Lisanne, Dec 18,2014

"This film was just fascinating and really inspired me to want to learn more about herbs and considerably more about Ayurveda. This film taught me so much. I want to watch this numerous times. I am SO happy I subscribe to FMTV to have been able to watch this in its entirety. Brilliant film!" Ricki 2 weeks ago

"Thank you FMTV for adding this awesome movie. A fabulous find. This movie is jam packed with valuable information. I will be watching it a number of times. Chad's voice is so calm and soothing. These are the types of movies that has me recommend FMTV to friends and family. Please, please, please add more quality movies of this caliber and content. Absolute gold!", Dannieelle, Jan 25, 2015

"Wow. I got a lot out of this film. Have watched it twice so far because it has so much to offer. It is already helping my health improve. When you already have the interest and then you get the information it is exciting. I am currently living in an environment where health is not discussed or supported this way so thank you so much to the producer and to fmtv to make it available. All i want to do now is work out how to go and live in the Canadian boreal forest :)",  Alison, Dec 30, 2014

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