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Meet the team

The Herbal Dispensary 2-26-531Bronwyn Lowe
Medical Herbalist 
NZAMH
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.

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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Natalie Jacques
Natalie is a fully qualified Naturopath and Medical Herbalist. Her love of nature,being outdoors and the benefits of that and eating well prompted her to look for a way in which she could learn more and share it with others, this led to her  undertaking a naturopathy course in 2002. She completed these studies in 2005 with a degree in Health Science, Advanced Diploma in Herbal Medicine and Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy. Since then she has travelled the world using her knowledge and gaining more skills. She has recently moved to Raglan specifically to join us here at The Herbal Dispensary. She is a very keen surfer, a yoga instructor  and loves any form of exercise.
 
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.
 
Sarah Drinnan
Sarah is a fully qualified Medical Herbalist, who moved from Taupo to Raglan to work with us here at The Herbal Dispensary.  We are thrilled to have her, she trained with Isla Burgess at The International College of Herbal Medicine. Sarah is often in our garden, where she does a fantastic job of looking after all our herbal plants and also grows many vegetables for us. Sarah is a volunteer with our Local St John's and is heavily involved in our community. Outside of work she keeps very active, tramping, swimming, and exploring Raglan and the central North Island. Sarah enjoys working with children and woman's health issues.

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Hannah Van Oorschot

Hannah is our new manager at The Herbal Dispensary. Growing up on a farm in Pukekawa and being schooled at Tuakau College, she will fit right in to Raglan’s relaxed lifestyle.

Her love of the outdoors and the environment led her to study a degree in Science, majoring in geology. Hannah put her degree to good use and worked as a ranger for the Tongariro Department of Conservation. After this, she moved to Canada for a year to pursue her passion of snowboarding and experience living in a different country. Getting the travel bug, she then spent a year or so travelling to Nepal, India, Mexico and South America.
It was on the Sunshine Coast, where she was managing a vegan cafe, that she saw the job advertised at The Herbal Dispensary. Deciding that she wanted to move back to New Zealand, she saw it as a great opportunity to be close to her family, who live in Te Akau, and to still live by the ocean. As she used to come here when she was younger, she knew Raglan was a beautiful place with a great community
Growing up in a family which has always had an interest in living off the land, it was only natural that she has a passion for eating organic and whole foods. On her days off you’ll find her learning to surf, swimming or hanging out with her nephew

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 20 years and is known by many in the community. Outside of work she teaches yoga, enjoys to make yummy meals and is often at the beach.

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