Gabriella Nelson Founder of Herbaceous


Hello, and welcome to Herbaceous!

I’m Gabriella Nelson, a degree qualified Naturopath (Bachelor Health Science, Naturopathy) practicing in the bayside suburbs of Hampton and Parkdale, in Melbourne.

Herbaceous began in 2009 with a clear vision of helping people to enhance their health and vitality, and to become more connected with the natural world.

Herbaceous is a labour of love, and I have truly enjoyed growing it into the wonderful business it is today.

I am very passionate about my craft, and I believe in a practical and down to earth approach to helping people achieve the best possible health outcomes. I draw upon the ancient wisdom of herbalism, and strongly encourage people to become aware of the importance of food as medicine. I also believe in a modern scientific, evidence based approach to treatment.

I work in conjunction with other health professionals such as allied health practitioners, GPs and specialists. I also teach meditation for people of all ages.

I hope you enjoy visiting my little corner of the web – whilst you are here, you may like to head to the blog to read my latest posts.

If you have any questions, or would like to say hello, please get in touch here

Warmest wishes,






Your naturopathic treatment may involve the use of herbs, food as medicine, lifestyle advice, and nutritional medicine.  I believe that for true healing to occur, we need to delve deep to discover the cause of the concern. This allows the health of the whole person to be managed, rather than just the symptoms of the presenting condition.

If you wish to discover the cause of your health concern, and want work towards managing your health in a patient and balanced way, then naturopathy is for you.  It is not a quick fix approach to health, so if you are after a fast and furious way to manage your health, then naturopathy is most likely not for you.

I also encourage people to spend time in nature, which I believe is vital in bringing about balance and in helping people to feel more energised.

Is Naturopathy for you?  You are welcome to contact Gabriella here to find out more.

Health concerns

I have a special interest in helping people to manage the following health concerns:

  • Nervous system health : anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, low energy, stress
  • Digestive health: IBS, constipation, bloating and indigestion, food intolerances and allergies
  • Cardiovascular health: cholesterol and blood pressure management
  • Endocrine system health: diabetes and pre-diabetes management
  • Becoming well again after illness: eg: glandular fever, respiratory and immune system complaints, fatigue syndromes

I can also help to manage a wide range of other health concerns:

  • Female reproductive health : endometriosis, PMS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, period pain, menopausal symptoms
  • Allergies : hayfever, asthma, eczema
  • Skin conditions : eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea
  • Musculoskeletal health : headaches, migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia
  • Respiratory tract health : asthma, tonsilitis, sinusitis, lung conditions
  • Children’s health: immune deficiency, ear infections, respiratory tract infections, anxiety


Herbaceous is offering free Apothecary drop-in sessions.

These sessions provide the opportunity for you to have a brief chat to a highly experienced and qualified Naturopath and Herbalist about your health concerns. All remedies are of high quality and are practitioner only which means they can only be dispensed by a qualified Naturopath or Herbalist.

Please note for more complex health conditions a comprehensive consultation may be required.

Time: 12pm to 1pm
Every Thursday (Hampton)
No booking required

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I am here to help you work towards realistic and manageable health goals. Treatment involves implementing practical strategies so that you are better able to manage your health and wellbeing.

Initial consultations:

As a naturopath, I like to unravel to the cause/s of your health concern/s, and to spend time understanding you as an individual.

Initial consultations are usually 60 to 75 minutes long.  This longer timeframe allows me to put on my “naturopathic detectives hat” so that I can ascertain the best treatment options for you.

Some herbal or nutritional medicines may be dispensed in-house during the first appointment, as well as dietary or lifestyle suggestions. Or, this may happen in the second appointment, depending on your own unique needs.  Referrals for diagnostic testing are given when required.

Follow-up consultations:

The first follow-up consultation is normally scheduled around 2 weeks after the initial, and is usually 45 minutes long. During the follow-up blood pressure testing, zinc testing, and other relevant tests may be performed.  You will also be presented with individualised treatment guidelines, which will help you to manage your health.

Subsequent appointments can then be made, depending on your own unique requirements.

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I teach a couple of different styles of meditation – intuitive development, and mindfulness.  Individual and group sessions are available for both styles of meditation.


This style of meditation allows us to tune into the true essence of who we are. The process of stilling the mind and letting go of the ego self allows our higher consciousness to guide us and gain greater insight into our lives and our own truth. We become more accustomed to operating in the NOW – where our true power resides. Meditation benefits all aspects of our being – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. In the class we also learn how to tune into the subtle messages which provide guidance in our lives.

Workplace meditation

I offer workplace meditation classes and workshops.  These are run at the clinic, or at your workplace. Meditation increases productivity, reduces stress, enhances creativity and improves health and wellbeing.  It also has a wonderful flow on effect into our everyday lives – a powerful combination indeed!



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Herbaceous is located at:

Contagious Enthusiasm Wellness Centre

Phone: (03) 9502 0650

362 Hampton Street, Hampton, Vic, 3188 Click here

75 Parkers Road, Parkdale, Vic, 3195 Click here
We are a short walk from both Hampton and Parkdale Stations.

Consultations available:

Tuesdays (Parkdale) Thursdays and Saturdays (Hampton).

After hours consultations are available upon request.

Please note, the Hampton consulting room is located upstairs. Please mention at the time of booking if you aren’t able to attend an upstairs appointment.  A downstairs appointment can easily be arranged.

Skype, Facetime and phone appointments are also available (after an initial face to face consultation).

We have HICAPS for on the spot health fund claiming.

Appointments & Queries

Contact Reception on (03) 9502 0650 or Email below.