Registered Herbal Practitioners in Nova Scotia – Mi’kma’ki

Halifax – Kjipuktuk 



Savayda Jarone, RHP Registered Herbal Practitioner

Savayda has been in private practice for 23 years and is available for herbal consultations in Halifax and Head of Jeddore on the eastern shore. The student training clinic offers consultations at a reduced rate.

Savayda owns and operates the Bloom Institute of Holistic Living and Learning, offering year-long herbal programs, clinical training, workshops, and herb walks.
She also offers fertility awareness services to assist couples trying to conceive, and specializes in Fertility Awareness Method of birth control.

The Bloom apothecary consists of over 125 medicinal plants, including  therapeutic grade tinctures made largely from organic, biodynamically grown, and ethically wildcrafted herbs, as well as bulk dried herbs, herbal and mushroom powders, flower essences, creams, infused oils and other herbal products.

Bloom is open for drop-ins on Wednesdays 11am – 3:30pm and Thursdays 10 am -1 pm; drop-in for herb chats and assistance with herb purchases.


The Bloom Institute of Holistic Living and Learning
989 Young Ave., Halifax
Tel: 902-957-1534
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Annapolis Valley – Kespukwik


Ember Peters, RHP – Clinical Herbalist

Ember is based in Halifax, NS. She teaches in the Family Herbalist and Clinical Herbalist programs at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, and has a clinical practice based in Nova Scotia and over Zoom.

Ember has been in clinical practice since 2014, offering sliding-scale herbal care from a trauma-informed and client-centered approach. She draws on on knowledge from Western Herbalism traditions, assessment tools from Classical Chinese Medicine, the latest scientific research, physiology, flower essence therapy and holistic nutrition. Ember’s interest and experience focuses on chronic pain, cancer, fertility autonomy, trans health, digestive issues, insomnia, resilience to stress, chronic infections, auto-immunity, thyroid imbalance, neurological conditions and emotional wellness. She uses over 100 plants, mushrooms and extracts, focusing on ethically grown/wildcrafted local medicines whenever possible.

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Daniel Wiseman, RHP – Clinical Herbalist

Daniel has been dedicated to the Herbal Path for almost 15 years. His Green journey started with Plant Teachers in his late teens that helped guide him to a more balanced, natural and holistic way of living. Since then he has fortified his knowledge through direct experience with nature, self study, travel and more recently formal training from the East West School of Planetary Herbology and with world famous alchemist and chemist Robert Bartlett of the Spagyricus Institute.

Formerly the owner/herbalist of Blue Apples Arts & Wellness Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Daniel now focuses on medicine making, gardening, wild harvesting, teaching and private practice as an herbalist in rural Nova Scotia. His practice is eclectic and ever-evolving drawing from the global systems of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism, Plant Spirit Medicine, Medical Astrology and Spagyria/Alchemy.

Daniel is a professional practitioner and board member of the Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia, a board member of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations, a member of the International Alchemy Guild, a member of the Inner Garden Alchemy Research Group and teaches herbal pharmacy/medicine making at the Bloom Institute of Herbal Studies.

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Maryna Floren BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine BA MCPP RHP

Maryna Floren is a qualified medical herbalist with almost 10 years of clinical experience in Western Herbal Medicine. She holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Herbal Medicine from the UK. Her special interests include gut health and the gut microbiome, autoimmunity, endocrine disorders, chronic inflammation, mental health, disease prevention, and living a balanced life.

Maryna integrates the latest evidence-based scientific research with traditional herbal medicine values. Her practice emphasizes a holistic, patient-centered approach, offering one-to-one consultations in person and online, as well as custom-designed herbal medicine.

Alongside running her MareGold Health Clinic in Annapolis Royal, NS, Maryna is a mother to two small children. She also conducts various workshops at MareGold Bookstore and MareGold Retreat Centre, which she co-founded with her partner.

She loves gardening, making nutritious meals with fresh garden produce, sustainable living, exercising, and enjoying good laughs.

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South Shore

Oren Hercz – Clinical Herbalist

Oren Hercz has been in practice as a Clinical Herbalist since 2010, working in holistic health clinics, a family medicine office, and in private practice online. He also teaches classes and a year-long beginner’s herbal medicine program, empowering people to become their own home herbalists and be proactive about their health.
Oren currently practises in Mahone Bay, NS and virtually online. He operates a dispensary of over 100 herbs, focusing on sustainably harvested, locally grown (where possible), and ethically wildcrafted medicine. Oren works with people with mostly chronic health issues with a focus on Lyme disease, digestive issues, sleep issues, mental and emotional health, autoimmune conditions, children’s health, and healthy aging.
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Benna Keoghoe, RHP – Clinical Herbalist

Benna’s childhood fostered a strong love of nature. She believes that Herbal Medicine is a great conduit of re-uniting humans to plants and the natural world in a way that has generally been forgotten. This alone can be an immensely healing experience for both human and plant/nature communities.

Benna has taken the Mayflower Herbal Course and completed her Diploma of Phytotherapy at Pacific Rim College.

She has practiced as a Registered Herbal Practitioner in rural Nova Scotia for the past two years and is now employed full time at the Bloom Institute of Herbal Medicine, where she still practices as a Herbal Practitioner, but also supports the operations of Bloom and teaches the beginner program. Benna is an active board member of the Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia.

She is passionate about ethical and sustainable plant use, supporting self empowerment of patients, and growing plants. Her focus in clinic is on digestive health and complex immune concerns such as Autoimmune disease.

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