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.
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!
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
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.
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Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
Ella is a qualified Naturopath & Medical Herbalist, and is available Monday-Saturday for consultations. Ella has completed a Bachelor of Natural Medicine at the South Pacific College of Natural Medicine in Auckland. She travelled for three years from Te Awamutu to Ellerslie to complete her degree. Having graduated in December 2016, Ella decided to take a gap year, to pursue her passion of skincare. Ella is passionate about natural medicine with a keen interest in the manufacturing of natural skincare with the inclusion of herbal medicine. She loves the creative process of formulating the perfect recipe and being able to take it from paper to the test phase, and from there choosing a name, matching it with the perfect label, and finally through to the sale phase. Ella is able to specifically formulate creams and ointments specific to your skin condition, if you cannot find what you’re looking for within our range. Ella is also taking on new clients for Naturopath appointments and is available for dispensing of our herbal tincture range. Ella travels into Raglan everyday from her hometown of Te Awamutu to join the rest of the team at The Herbal Dispensary. She remembers spending a lot of time in Raglan growing up at her family Bach, coming back to Raglan was like a beautiful walk down memory lane.
"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."
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Naturopath & Medical Herbalist (BNatMed)
Rebecca first trained as a medical herbalist in 2005 at the Waikato Centre for Herbal Medicine and turned this advanced diploma into a bachelor’s degree at the South Pacific College of Natural Medicine in 2014.
Rebecca has lots of experience working in other herbal dispensaries and health shops, is a massage therapist, and has been a naturopathic and technical advisor for an international health company, creating supplements for their well-known product line. Rebecca has also managed her own naturopathic practice “Sage Clinic” in Auckland, the Bay of Plenty and now Hamilton.
Rebecca attends various post graduate seminars and workshops to keep up to date with the latest research and is a committee member of the MNZAMH (New Zealand association of Medical Herbalists). She makes political submissions to protect the natural health industry, and shares treatment protocols in health magazines to help other practitioners.
Rebecca has relocated from Pukehina to be back in her home town of Hamilton. She is thrilled to be working in Raglan as she spent a lot of time growing up here and likes to be near to the beach and bush as much as possible. One of her favourite past times is to be immersed in our native bush, learning Rongoa Maori.
Rebecca is very passionate about natural health and helping people achieve their health goals by incorporating the traditional wisdom of herbal medicine, with modern evidence-based medicine. She particularly enjoys helping clients who have rare and complicated conditions and feels that there is no problem too big or small where natural medicine can’t play a beneficial role.
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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 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 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!