APA Live Webinar with Chanchal Cabrera

Free for APA Members

Ethnobotany and Traditional Tribal Medicines of Southern India

Tuesday 20th November, 7 pm (GMT)


The purpose of the EthnoMedicine Preservation Project (EMPP) is to preserve the medicinal plant knowledge of indigenous cultures through documentation, exchange of information and preservation of habitat for future generations.

In October and November 2010 an EMPP film crew worked in the Niligiri Biosphere reserve in Southern India to document the traditional herbal medicines of the area. Working through the good auspices of the Tribal Research Council in Ooty and involving a local  ethnobotanist and an anthropologist, plus translators, the team were able to film in 12 tribal villages, representing 5 distinct  tribal groups. This presentation is a description of the people, the plants, the medicines and the cultures we found.



Chanchal CabreraMSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG

Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987. Awarded Fellowship 2009, MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. Faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster 2004 - 2016. Diplomas in Botanic Garden Management and in Botanic Garden Education from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Certified Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) practitioner,Certified Master Gardener, Certified Horticulture Therapist.


Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she and her husband manage Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, a 7 acre internationally registered botanic garden specializing in food and medicine plants, and host internships in sustainable food production and herbal medicine. Chanchal runs a private herbal medicine clinic with a specialty in holistic oncology, and offers a monthly student training clinic that provides free health services to the community. The farm also hosts Gardens without Borders, a federally registered not-for-profit society established to run the botanic gardenand provide horticulture therapy.




This event is FREE to all current APA members. 

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All webinar participants will receive access link to the webinar by the 15th November 2018.

If you would like to ask Chanchal a question during the Q&A session please e-mail your inquiry to info@apa.uk.com by 15th November 2018.