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 Innisfreefarm.ca 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.

 

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national institute of medical herbalists

Consulting Services

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

Please note: The Herbal Medicine clinic is not taking on new clients until 2021 but is still open for repeat appointments and for prescription filling services. For more information click here.

Natural Medicine News

Eat Your Veggies – It Could Save Your Life

Researchers at The School of Public Health, Imperial College , London published a meta analysis in the International Journal of Epidemiology this week stating that  eating more fruits and vegetables may prevent millions of premature deaths. summary article below by Kate … Read More

Chanchal's Blog

Hawthorn Berries

Autumn is one of the best seasons for herbalists

It’s late August as I start writing this, but after a big rainstorm last week the nights are cool, the morning dew is heavy and there is a tang of autumn in the air. The leafy greens and the raspberries … Read More

Classes, Workshops & Events

Sep
18
Fri
Innisfree Farm Open
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm
Innisfree Farm Open

Located at 3636 Trent Road, Royston, the Innisfree Farm & Botanic Garden will be open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays, from June to September.

Vegetarian picnic hampers available on Saturdays (pre-book by Wednesday midnight)

by 250 336 8768. They include delicious salads, home-made breads, savoury spreads and house pickles, plus Innisfree’s famous homemade sweet treats, plus refreshing lavender lemonade.

Come visit us and explore the 7 acres of themed gardens, the plant nursery and don’t forget to check out the Farm Shop. We sell a wide variety of products, including fresh produce, herbal teas, infused oils and apothecary products made with herbs from our gardens.

Sep
19
Sat
Innisfree Farm Open
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm
Innisfree Farm Open

Located at 3636 Trent Road, Royston, the Innisfree Farm & Botanic Garden will be open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays, from June to September.

Vegetarian picnic hampers available on Saturdays (pre-book by Wednesday midnight)

by 250 336 8768. They include delicious salads, home-made breads, savoury spreads and house pickles, plus Innisfree’s famous homemade sweet treats, plus refreshing lavender lemonade.

Come visit us and explore the 7 acres of themed gardens, the plant nursery and don’t forget to check out the Farm Shop. We sell a wide variety of products, including fresh produce, herbal teas, infused oils and apothecary products made with herbs from our gardens.

Sep
25
Fri
Innisfree Farm Open
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm
Innisfree Farm Open

Located at 3636 Trent Road, Royston, the Innisfree Farm & Botanic Garden will be open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays, from June to September.

Vegetarian picnic hampers available on Saturdays (pre-book by Wednesday midnight)

by 250 336 8768. They include delicious salads, home-made breads, savoury spreads and house pickles, plus Innisfree’s famous homemade sweet treats, plus refreshing lavender lemonade.

Come visit us and explore the 7 acres of themed gardens, the plant nursery and don’t forget to check out the Farm Shop. We sell a wide variety of products, including fresh produce, herbal teas, infused oils and apothecary products made with herbs from our gardens.

Sep
26
Sat
Innisfree Farm Open
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm
Innisfree Farm Open

Located at 3636 Trent Road, Royston, the Innisfree Farm & Botanic Garden will be open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays, from June to September.

Vegetarian picnic hampers available on Saturdays (pre-book by Wednesday midnight)

by 250 336 8768. They include delicious salads, home-made breads, savoury spreads and house pickles, plus Innisfree’s famous homemade sweet treats, plus refreshing lavender lemonade.

Come visit us and explore the 7 acres of themed gardens, the plant nursery and don’t forget to check out the Farm Shop. We sell a wide variety of products, including fresh produce, herbal teas, infused oils and apothecary products made with herbs from our gardens.

Oct
26
Mon
October 26 and 27
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day

American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine (ACVBM)
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Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association (VBMA)
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Nov
20
Fri
Collaborative Oncology: A Phytotherapy Perspective (Virtual / On-line)
Nov 20 2020 – Sep 23 2021 all-day