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.


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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

Food as Medicine

The Food Farmacy – Medicine in a Meal

By Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, RH(AHG), RHT Did you know that the herbs and vegetables you can grow in your garden have specific health giving properties? You can grow your own food and you can also grow your own medicine. … Read More

Classes, Workshops & Events

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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Collaborative Oncology: A Phytotherapy Perspective (Virtual / On-line)
Nov 20 2020 – Sep 23 2021 all-day