Naturopathic Webinar 40

The Cytotoxic Herbs - Materia Medica for Cancer Part 2

with Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG

WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2020: 6:30 - 8:30pm
2 CEs (1.5 general; .5 pharm)*
*Please note this webinar is APPROVED for CA NDs and pending approval by OBNM

2 CEs for CA LAc* 

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Course Overview
This is the second half of a two part webinar series where we will review key herbs used to actively treat cancer. We will continue to practice our critical thinking skills in cancer care and review treatment planning principles such as testing and creating assessments to help guide treatment. We will continue to discuss the key constituents and key actions in common cytotoxic herbs such as Artemisia annua (source of artemisinin) as well as some less frequently used herbs such as Viscum album, Thuja occidentalis, Taxis brevifolia, Podophylum peltatum, Taxus brevifolia, Asimina triloba, Camptotheca acuminata, Phytolacca sp., and Chelidonium majus. You will walk away from the second half of this webinar series with detailed descriptions of phytopharmacology and precision dosing, discussion of herb / drug interactions, and cautions about toxicity signs and risks. 

Attend this presentation to confidently:

  • Demonstrate safety in dosing and prescribing cytotoxic herbs.
  • Recognize signs of toxicity from herbs.
  • Be familiar with maximum daily dosing of cytotoxic herbs.
  • Understand the usefulness of herbs in the clinical context as an adjunct to other cancer treatments.

Category 1 TM Credits
CE Provider #805
310 670 8100
This course is approved by The California Acupuncture Board for 2 hours of continuing education
This course will be available as a self study after the date of the live webinar. 
*Refunds not available




Chanchal Cabrera is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and was awarded a Fellowship in 2009. She received her Masters of Science in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. She became faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster in 2004 - 2016. She became a senior faculty at Heartwood School of Herbal Medicine (UK) in 2017. She received diplomas in Botanic Garden Management and Education from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2013 & 2014. She is a certified Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) practitioner since 2016, a certified Master Gardener in 1999, and a certified Horticulture Therapist in 2005. She became a representative to the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations  in 2019. 
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 medicinal plants, and where they host apprenticeships 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 garden and provide horticulture therapy.