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All About Slime

Broadcast on September 29, 2021
With Chanchal Cabrera MSc, FNIMH, RH(AHG)
Hosted by Sajah Popham

Slippery, silky, smooth and soft — what's not to like about slime? According to Chanchal Cabrera, in plants 'slime' is actually mucilage, a complex polysaccharide with remarkable healing powers. It coats and soothes, cools and moistens. It is emollient and demulcent, safe for everyone, and even tastes OK!

In This Session You'll Discover:

  • Basic structure and actions of mucilage
  • Cinical applications and uses of mucilage
  • Medicine making, dosing and safety of mucilage
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Chanchal Cabrera MSc, FNIMH, RH(AHG)

Medical Herbalist, Master Gardener, & Horticulture Therapist

Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, (RH) AHG, has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and obtained her MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. Her clinical specialty is helping people manage cancer.

Chanchal held the faculty chair in botanical medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster 2004 - 2016. She serves on the board of advisors of Dominion Herbal College in Burnaby, on the editorial board of Medical Herbalism clinical newsletter, and publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, nutrition, and health. Chanchal is the author of Fibromyalgia: A Journey Toward Healing. She’s a certified master gardener and certified horticulture therapist.

Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where she and her husband farm on seven acres. They grow food, culinary herbs for restaurants, and medicinal herbs for her clinic. They also run therapy gardens for people with disabilities and host internships in organic farming and herbal medicine. In 2009 Chanchal was honored with a fellowship in the NIMH for 25 years' service to the profession.

Chanchal Cabrera MSc, FNIMH, RH(AHG)