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Meet the team

The Herbal Dispensary-44-237-328-210Bronwyn Lowe
Medical Herbalist 
MNZAMH
 
Bronwyn  is the founder of The Herbal Dispensary and Clinic. Bronwyn qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1997 and opened the Herbal Dispensary the same year. Her focus is always to provide the best quality health care options to her customers. She attends post graduate training every year to keep up to date with the latest research  and product development which she can then offer in both the Nourish Clinic and The Herbal Dispensary shop.
Bronwyn has also completed her NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner training which is a very useful tool to help with your goal setting, motivation and anxiety issues.

Bronwyn is a member of the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists.
A passionate gardener, she has a herb garden at The Herbal Dispensary.  Visitors to the shop are welcome to browse the garden for inspiration and enjoyment. This is a working garden and the herbs are used in The Herbal Dispensary range of products.
Bronwyn has used her skills to develop a wide range of herbal tea blends and skincare creams and ointments that are available from this website and in-store under The Herbal Dispensary brand.

Bronwyn is  a mother to 2 daughters and stepmother to 2 boys - all now wonderful adults.  On weekends she is often at the beach with Geoff and their dog Milo, taking time to visit family or working in her garden at home. 
Bronwyn is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, having been on the board for the last 10 years, she is also part of a steering group which is working towards having Raglan plastic free, which is making significant progress!
Bronwyn very much enjoys the Raglan lifestyle of living by the beach and has lived in the Raglan area since 1995.

As Bronwyn has a full client list she opens up appointments to new clients at various times of the year. 

Testimonials
I contacted Bronwyn at the Raglan Herbal Dispensary in early December 2016 looking for help in sorting a severe chronic eczema outbreak. I am 48 and have suffered from eczema all my life, it became more severe in my adult years. Today's modern medicine was not helping me, so I turned to natural remedies. I had managed to get in under control when I was about 35 but as menopause set in over the last 3 years I found it started getting worse over time.
When I contacted Bronwyn I was not in a good place with the eczema covering most of my body, I was very unhappy. She was great! We discussed my diet, exercise and stress levels etc. Bronwyn then made up a Herbal Tonic specifically for my skin and prescribed a few other things which would help.
I saw Bronwyn again a month later, my skin was just starting to calm down. She added another component to my Herbal Tonic and took a hair sample for analysis. During the month that followed my skin continued to improve. The hair analysis indicated foods etc which I am intolerant to, which Bronwyn then helped me understand how often I could consume these food items and suggested substitute foods.
Each time I went to see Bronwyn she followed up my visit with an email outlining what we had discussed.
After only 4 visits to Bronwyn the eczema had reduced remarkably. We were both amazed, Bronwyn had thought when I first went to see her that it would take us about a year to get to where I am today.
Thank you Bronwyn, you truly are an amazing lady!
Marilyn Fearns

Bronwyn has changed the quality of my life from one of regular discomfort
and pain, to one where my life is no longer ruled by those factors.
Using her experienced knowledge, Bronwyn addressed both problems
with care and empathy, adjusting my script where necessary as my body
reacted positively. 
I fully recommend Bronwyn as a Medical Herbalist, in particular to those 
who have found the usual medical solutions to be unsatisfactory and to 
those looking for a healthier option.

M Campbell
Raglan


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Click here to view Bronwyns profile on the NZAMH website



Ella Stewart
Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
BNatMed
MNZSN
Ella is a qualified Naturopath & Medical Herbalist and is available Monday-Saturday for consultations at the Herbal Dispensary in Raglan. Ella completed a Bachelor of Natural Medicine through the South Pacific College of Natural Medicine in Auckland. Having graduated in December 2016, she decided to take a gar year, to persue her passion for skincare. Ella's interest for handcrafting products is what first led her to natural medicine and becoming a herbalist. Since January 2018, Ella has been practicing 6 days a week out of nourish clinic at The Herbal Dispensary. Ella has a passion for helping people, getting to know her clients and being able to provide individualised treatment plans for their specific needs. Ella has chosen not to specialise in one particular area of natural medicine as she would like to be a general practitioner, who is able to help clients with a broad range of health conditions. 

Testimonials
"If you are thinking of a consultation with a Medical Herbalist & Naturopath, I recommend Ella. Ella is warm, friendly, professional and deeply Knowledgeable.

If you haven’t had a natural therapy consultation before you will find it quite different.
Expect a big questionnaire at the first appointment. This uncovers things you wouldn’t have mentioned but are important. Put aside up to 1.5hrs for this first appointment. Ask the cost of consultations and remedies are another separate cost.

I’ve had 3 appointments over 6wks. After a few days I felt some improvement and now after 6wks of treatment and making a few dietary changes my energy and enthusiasm has returned."


Lois B.
Raglan


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Lisa Kerrisk
Lisa is a qualified Beauty Therapist. Lisa is available for skin consultations and can assist you choose the right products for your skin type. She will offers facial consultations from our Nourish clinic.  Lisa has lived in Raglan all her adult life and has raised her family here, she is a passionate gardener and lover of beach walks with her horse.

 
 
Jocelyn Stewart
Jocelyn is a foodie and Yoga teacher who works with us in our food department, and also in our natural health supplement area. She has many years of knowledge gained through working in the natural health industry.  Jocelyn has lived in Raglan for 13 years and is known by many in the community. Outside of work she teaches yoga, enjoys making yummy meals and is often at the beach.



 
Olivia Dean-Chambers
Olivia is local to Raglan and is passionate about healthy living, loves the ocean, photography, painting, travelling, and a good kanikani! Olivia has only been out of school for a year and a half, and in that time has ventured to Europe on her own, where she worked as a nanny and travelled the coast of Portugal. She is now back in her home town, enjoying working at the Herbal Dispensary, before she sets off again soon!