Nina Raymond – Consulting Botanist
Nina is a botanist with over 12 years’ experience identifying plants, mapping habitats for plant community type, performing wetlands restoration, and surveying for rare plants. Nina is also a licensed massage therapist and has studied Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, which emphasizes using food and plants as preventative and curative medicine. As an ethnobotanist for a botanical advocacy company in Canada, she characterized and reviewed entheogenic plants for potential present day medicinal use. She writes ethnobotanical monographs (plant profile) which includes plants’ growth form, morphological description, geographic distribution, past/present cultural history and use, chemical constituents, dosage, and toxicity. Nina’s current focus is on local edible and medicinal plants.