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.

Consulting Services

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

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

The importance of a healthy gut flora and balanced microbiome

This is fascinating study that verifies the incredible importance of a healthy gut flora and balanced microbiome. We already know this matters for your mental health (depression is linked to gut dysbiosis), to auto-immune diseases through the issue of leaky … Read More

Classes, Workshops & Events

Mar
22
Fri
Advanced Materia Medica Series @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advanced Materia Medica Series @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden | Courtenay | British Columbia | Canada

13 classes, 65 hours total

$1300 + GST

Botanical Medicine – Phyto-Pharmacology, Herbal Therapeutics and Clinical Applications

  • Phyto-Pharmacology
  • Herbal Therapeutics
  • Formulating & Prescribing
  • Clinical Applications
  • Safety and Toxicology
  • Dosing and Dispensing
Mar
23
Sat
Student Training Clinic @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Student Training Clinic @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden | Courtenay | British Columbia | Canada
  • See patients under supervision
  • Learn by doing and experiencing herbs in practice
    One Saturday per month

9.30 am – 6.00 pm

$75 plus GST per day

12 hours per weekend.

Pre-requisite of clinic prep course or equivalency.

Patient interviews and physical assessments:

  • Formulating & prescribing
  • Dispensary practicum

Can be booked and pre-paid in sets of three weekends to re- ceive $25 off

Apr
20
Sat
Student Training Clinic @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Student Training Clinic @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden | Courtenay | British Columbia | Canada
  • See patients under supervision
  • Learn by doing and experiencing herbs in practice
    One Saturday per month

9.30 am – 6.00 pm

$75 plus GST per day

12 hours per weekend.

Pre-requisite of clinic prep course or equivalency.

Patient interviews and physical assessments:

  • Formulating & prescribing
  • Dispensary practicum

Can be booked and pre-paid in sets of three weekends to re- ceive $25 off

Apr
27
Sat
Advanced Materia Medica Series @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advanced Materia Medica Series @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden | Courtenay | British Columbia | Canada

13 classes, 65 hours total

$1300 + GST

Botanical Medicine – Phyto-Pharmacology, Herbal Therapeutics and Clinical Applications

  • Phyto-Pharmacology
  • Herbal Therapeutics
  • Formulating & Prescribing
  • Clinical Applications
  • Safety and Toxicology
  • Dosing and Dispensing
May
17
Fri
Advanced Materia Medica Series @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advanced Materia Medica Series @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden | Courtenay | British Columbia | Canada

13 classes, 65 hours total

$1300 + GST

Botanical Medicine – Phyto-Pharmacology, Herbal Therapeutics and Clinical Applications

  • Phyto-Pharmacology
  • Herbal Therapeutics
  • Formulating & Prescribing
  • Clinical Applications
  • Safety and Toxicology
  • Dosing and Dispensing
May
18
Sat
Student Training Clinic @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Student Training Clinic @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden | Courtenay | British Columbia | Canada
  • See patients under supervision
  • Learn by doing and experiencing herbs in practice
    One Saturday per month

9.30 am – 6.00 pm

$75 plus GST per day

12 hours per weekend.

Pre-requisite of clinic prep course or equivalency.

Patient interviews and physical assessments:

  • Formulating & prescribing
  • Dispensary practicum

Can be booked and pre-paid in sets of three weekends to re- ceive $25 off

Jun
14
Fri
Advanced Materia Medica Series @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advanced Materia Medica Series @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden | Courtenay | British Columbia | Canada

13 classes, 65 hours total

$1300 + GST

Botanical Medicine – Phyto-Pharmacology, Herbal Therapeutics and Clinical Applications

  • Phyto-Pharmacology
  • Herbal Therapeutics
  • Formulating & Prescribing
  • Clinical Applications
  • Safety and Toxicology
  • Dosing and Dispensing
Jun
15
Sat
Student Training Clinic @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Student Training Clinic @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden | Courtenay | British Columbia | Canada
  • See patients under supervision
  • Learn by doing and experiencing herbs in practice
    One Saturday per month

9.30 am – 6.00 pm

$75 plus GST per day

12 hours per weekend.

Pre-requisite of clinic prep course or equivalency.

Patient interviews and physical assessments:

  • Formulating & prescribing
  • Dispensary practicum

Can be booked and pre-paid in sets of three weekends to re- ceive $25 off

Jul
12
Fri
Advanced Materia Medica Series @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advanced Materia Medica Series @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden | Courtenay | British Columbia | Canada

13 classes, 65 hours total

$1300 + GST

Botanical Medicine – Phyto-Pharmacology, Herbal Therapeutics and Clinical Applications

  • Phyto-Pharmacology
  • Herbal Therapeutics
  • Formulating & Prescribing
  • Clinical Applications
  • Safety and Toxicology
  • Dosing and Dispensing
Jul
13
Sat
Student Training Clinic @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Student Training Clinic @ Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden | Courtenay | British Columbia | Canada
  • See patients under supervision
  • Learn by doing and experiencing herbs in practice
    One Saturday per month

9.30 am – 6.00 pm

$75 plus GST per day

12 hours per weekend.

Pre-requisite of clinic prep course or equivalency.

Patient interviews and physical assessments:

  • Formulating & prescribing
  • Dispensary practicum

Can be booked and pre-paid in sets of three weekends to re- ceive $25 off