Chanchal’s Blog

An Adventure in Distillation

Spring is always about new beginnings, of fresh starts and new directions. What better way for a medical herbalist to celebrate a new season than by learning how to run a still? Not, I hasten to add, for the purpose … Read More

After Sun Lotion by Innisfree Farm

We all know sunshine on the skin is a good thing to build vitamin D which acts as an anti-depressant, an immune booster and supports strong bones.  But sometimes too much of a good thing isn’t always the best for … Read More


*do not do this if you are pregnant, have low blood pressure or low blood sugar

‘Clean and Green’ diet is a very strict for one week, then two non-consecutive days per week for one month. Then repeat it one … Read More


This program has been carefully designed to purify the body and aid in the removal of toxins that contribute to many types of illhealth. At the same time, it will rebalance or regulate the acid/alkali state of the body and … Read More

Immune Power: Herbal First Aid Kit

Between the crazy Corona virus, regular influenza and seasonal colds, it feels like a dangerous world out there. Add in the misery of seasonal allergies and many people are struggling with breathing, feeling congested and anxious about their health. 

Spring Harvest Time

Spring is here and with the warm sunny days, our thoughts are turning to root harvesting. It’s become urgent task before the new growth starts

Protocols for Viral Infections

By Holly Jones and Chanchal Cabrera, March 2020

It is probably safe to say we will all get this Covid-19 virus some time in the near future – maybe this month, almost certainly this year. Although members of the corona … Read More

Herbal Support for Immunotherapies

Mori, L., De Libero, G. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ of MR1T cells. Nat Immunol 21, 108–110 (2020).

An exciting new finding in immunology offers hope for a brand new cancer treatment in the future. In an article published last week in Nature … Read More

Microbiome, Human Health and Herbal Medicine

Chanchal Cabrera // August 2019

The microbiome of the human body, the vast array of yeasts and bacteria, archaea, viruses and eukaryotes that co-inhabit our bodies, play a vital role in health and disease, with notable influence on many human … Read More

Grow Your Own Herbal Pharmacy

Chanchal Cabrera MSc, FNIMH,, RH(AHG)

Some general principles of successful herb growing

Most of the common medicinal plants are fairly sturdy and resilient. They are wild weeds in their native habitat so sometimes re-creating that environment is best – or … Read More