t h e H e r b a l
Pau l a Gra inger
78 South Bay Accent
u n l o c k s t h e m ed i c inal magic
of S o u t h B a y p l a n t s . BY J UL IE VA L LONE
WHEN DAN DION FROM SANTA CRUZ first met
herbalist Paula Grainger, he had been previously diagnosed as
pre-diabetic (Type II) and was looking for ways to lower his
blood sugar. His wife, Jill, who had attended one of Grainger’s
workshops and had consulted with her, suggested Dan visit the
herbalist to see what she had to offer him. Dan was willing,
but somewhat doubtful that Grainger’s services would help.
But when Grainger gave him a tincture made up of herbs like
hawthorn and holy basil, he was pleasantly surprised by its effects.
Portrait by CHRIS SCHMAUCH
MAKEUP: ROSE HILL