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

Afternoon Tea at the Farm

Innisfree Farm is hosting an afternoon tea party and you are invited. Please join us at 3636 Trent Road in Royston on July 26th  from 2 – 4 pm for a free event. Enjoy a guided walk in the specialty … Read More

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Holistic Phytotherapy Classes – August 2014

A unique opportunity to learn from two of Britain’s leading medical herbalists and educators. Keith and Maureen Robertson founded the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, the first school in Europe to offer a Master of Science in Herbal Medicine, in 1992 and have over 40 years clinical experience between them. Read More

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Herb Walks

Learn about herbs! The next 2014 herb walks are scheduled for: April 30, July 2, August 13, & September 10 We will take you through the: -Culinary Garden -Apothecary Garden -& the Woods and Weeds around the property All herb … Read More