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 Seraphina Capranos: homeopath, herbalist, and educator

Passionate about bringing more healing, communion, and earth magic to the world


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I grew up learning natural medicine from my elders. This rooted me in the confidence and power of the body’s innate healing wisdom, which inspires me daily.


A serious injury to my spine as a teenager catapulted me  down a path of deep learning; for the first time in my life, at sixteen, it seemed every health care system — conventional and natural — failed me.  Determined to understand health, disease and healing, I pursued professional training in both herbalism and homeopathy.  On this journey of learning, I healed my chronic pain, and made a personal commitment to help others access their own potential for healing.

I’m a classically trained homeopath & western herbalist offering one-on-one consultations at my clinic, The Green Raven Centre on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada, where I’ve been in practice since 2004.  I also serve patients all over the world via Skype and telephone.  Visit my appointments page here.  My greatest passion is educating and empowering people in the wisdom of natural medicine through classes and one-on-one consultations.  I teach several classes, workshops and retreats that range from one weekend to a two year herbal program called The Alchemy of Herbal Medicine.  I’m a guest teacher at schools, conferences and symposiums throughout North America. In addition to teaching and practicing herbal medicine and homeopathy, I also teach magic as a tool for waking up to the fullness of being alive and an active participant in the dance of life.

Wild Rose honey & more heavenly recipes

Roses. I love them more than I can say. There are over 2,800 plants in the Rosaceae family just a few you might recognize are: peaches, plums, almonds, apricots, cherries, strawberries, quince, hawthorn, rowan, blackberries, raspberries, Lady's Mantle, Ocean spray....

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Hawthorn: A Syrup for Your Heart

This weekend I went for a beautiful sunny walk to harvest one of my all-time favourite berries: hawthorn. Where I live, hawthorn trees lines most roads, farms, parks, and wild spaces. The trees are full of plump, bright red, and oh so abundant berries every autumn....

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Fire Cider: An Easy-to-make homemade respiratory tonic

Many decades ago, the renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar coined the term "Fire Cider" for a simple home made respiratory tonic using easy to find kitchen ingredients and apple cider vinegar (recipe below). When I was in herbal school in the late 1990's, I learned it...

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