Welcoming Sarah Drinnan, the new Medical Herbalist at the Herbal Dispensary.

Being a keen gardener and having an interest in both medicine and all things natural, she decided to combine her interests and study herbal medicine.

She studied through the International College of Herbal Medicine, run by Isla Burgess. Isla is a very well known herbalist both in New Zealand and aboard. She has over 30 years experience and involved in everything from plant conservation to writing and education. One of Sarah’s goals as a herbalist is to make herbal medicine more well known and better understood.

From Taupo, Sarah moved to Raglan especially to join the team at the Dispensary. Outside of work she has a wide variety of interests and is willing to give most things a go. Mountain biking, pilates, day tramps, arts and crafts, volunteering with St. Johns ambulance and eating good food with family and friends filled a lot of her spare time in Taupo. Also being a country girl at heart, she loves working on her family’s lifestyle block back in Taupo, whether its fixing fences, weeding veggie gardens or caring for their animals. One of eight children, Sarah comes from a tight knit family and likes hanging out with kids.

Being new to Raglan Sarah has found it to be lovely, friendly little town and has enjoyed meeting some of the local faces. She is looking forward to getting to know Raglan better and also learning to surf.

The Herbal Dispensary Clinic and Organic Foodstore. Ph 07 825 7444.