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

Probiotics, fermented foods linked to good health

The bacteria located in your GI tract play a crucial role in the development and operation of the mucosal immune system in your digestive tract. They also aid in the production of antibodies to pathogens. Dr. Mercola takes a closer look at the vital importance of probiotic gut bacteria…

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Chanchal's Blog

Lunch-Buffet

Review: Innisfree Farm offers a tranquil oasis for an al fresco lunch

We thought we were just heading up to Royston’s Innisfree Farm for a nice Saturday lunch – who could resist a menu like the one posted above? Innisfree in the past has held a few farmhouse dinners, which we have … Read More

Classes, Workshops & Events

Mar
11
Fri
Botanical Medicine Student Training Clinic
Mar 11 – Dec 10 all-day

So excited to be offering an Advanced Clinical Practicum at Innisfree Farm. Take your learning out of the classroom and books and into clinic. See patients under supervision. Learn clinical assessments, formulating, toxicology, herb/drug interactions and much more. Starts March 2016. Contact me for details.

DOWNLOAD THE COMMUNITY HERBALILST CLINICAL PROGRAM 2016 PDF

clinical training 2016 poster

Oct
1
Sat
Biophilia—A Deep Green Immersion @ Innisfree Botanic Garden
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm
Oct
7
Fri
Botanical Medicine Studies (Advanced Students Only) @ Innisfree Botanical Garden
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
11
Fri
Botanical Medicine Studies (Advanced Students Only) @ Innisfree Botanical Garden
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm