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


Gardens Without Borders Article – InFocus Magazine

Hello and welcome to my first blog posting – even luddites like me are waking up to cool new technology that allows a conversation between us hundreds if not thousands of miles away. Or maybe I should get with the … Read More

Classes, Workshops & Events


Clinical Skills Weekend Intensive with Matthew Wood

Six Tissue States, Clinical Assessments and Materia Medica – 3 Day Intensive Workshop with Matthew Wood at Innisfree Farm.

$325 per person (includes tax)
April 24th 2.00 pm – 8.00 pm
April 25th 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
April 26th 9.30 am – 4.00 pm
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Innisfree Farmhouse Dinner – Levantine Feast

Presented by The Gourmet Girls Catering Company
Friday, October 24, 2014
Doors 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm
$55 per person including tax Read More

Farm House Dinners at Innisfree Farm

Farm House Dinners at Innisfree Farm

“Never mind the 100 mile diet – this is the 20 minute diet!”

Innisfree Farm in Royston played host to 25 lucky guests at the end of September who enjoyed a splendid feast after working up an appetite walking in the fields and viewing the herb and vegetable gardens overflowing with seasonal produce. Read More