John Redden, RH (deceased) – Ontario

JohnReddenJohn has been practicing herbal medicine since 1984.

This herbalist’s major contributions to herbalism are:

  • Former editor of The Canadian Journal of Herbalism (6 years)
  • Co-founder of A Celebration of Herbs, Toronto’s largest annual herbal event (10 years)
  • Founder & Owner of Viriditas Herbal Products making & shipping herbal products nationwide for health professionals including Registered
  • Herbalists, Naturopathic Doctors & Medical Doctors
  • Teaching Naturopathic students herbal medicine principles & practice at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • The education of the public, herbalist students, registered herbalists &Naturopaths through various courses including a Practical Herb Course involving the planting, tending & harvesting of herbs to produce a variety of products (20+ years)
  • The education of health professionals through an annual Medical Herbalism course offering advanced therapeutic herbal protocols using a holistic model of health (20+ years)
  • Advisor for the Ontario Ginseng Growers Association
  • Personally negotiated with the NHPD (Natural Health Products Directorate) to make Piper methysticum legal once again in Ontario

In Memorium of John Redden

It with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Herbal Elder John Redden in October of 2021. He was a friend, an ally and a mentor to many herbalists over many years, a teacher, a clinician and a medicine maker.  He will be missed by us all. 

We would like to share this in-depth Interview with John Redden: