Meet Chanchal

Photo of Chanchal CabreraChanchal lives with her husband Thierry Vrain in Courtenay on Vancouver Island in BC where they cultivate vegetables and herbs on 7 acres and are building a healing garden retreat center. Visit to read more about this.

Chanchal has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists since 1987 and obtained her MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. She has an extensive background in orthomolecular nutrition and allergy therapy as well as clinical aromatherapy.

Chanchal has held the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster since 2004 and she serves on the board of advisors of Dominion Herbal College in Burnaby. She publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, nutrition and health.

Consulting Services

Chanchal Cabrera is available for consulting services in the following areas:

Natural Medicine News

Probiotics linked to reduced risk of chronic diseases – Dr. Mercola Review

Research is confirming that probiotics – like those found in naturally fermented foods like kefir, kombucha and saurkraut – are potent determinants for a healthy gut and strong immune system Read More

Chanchal's Blog

Herbal Books Reading List

Some of my favourite herbal reference books

I have dozens of herbal and health and gardening books, many hundreds actually – I swear they must breed in the night because it seems they are always increasing in number and spilling off the shelves. I dream of built-ins to the ceiling that would give another 3 or 4 metres of shelving, but then of course I would no doubt fill them in no time as well I cannot list them all here but I have picked out the ones that I go back to again and again, or that have particular or special information not found elsewhere. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Read More

Classes, Workshops & Events

Herb Club
Dec 10 all-day
Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective
Apr 2 – Apr 3 all-day
Collaborative Oncology - A Phytotherapy Perspective

April 2 – 3  2015

Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective

An advanced level workshop on botanical medicine and holistic oncology.

Pacific Rim College, Victoria , BC

Northwest Naturopathic Physicians convention
Apr 15 – Apr 17 all-day