Alka Deshpande



For more than 10 years, Alka has worked as a registered pharmacy professional in a state of Virginia helping pharmacists research and develop compounding formulations to meet individual patient needs.
Due to her experience in pharmacy and herbal medicine, Alka understands and utilizes the relationships between drug chemistry and plant chemistry, as many pharmaceutical drug sources are originally plant-based.
Besides having a graduate degree in Physics from university of Bombay(India), and studying Pharm Tech program at NVCC , She received her Master Herbalist Diploma from the Natural Healing College of California and pursued further education as Professional herbalist and advanced clinical skills with internship hours through IIEI( International Integrative Educational Institute), under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. K. P. Khalsa, one of the foremost natural healing experts in North America. She has completed all her credentials and registered as a professional clinical Herbalist with AHG (American Herbalist Guild).
Healing with Herbs also needs a proper Nutraceutical support hence she further studied Nutritional Thearpy and other necessary credentials at IIEI and now Registered as Professional practicing member at well known NANP ( National Association of Nutritional Professional) Board
Her expertise and interest is in Ayurveda, an ancient art of herbal medicine from India as well as western herbalism and Nutrition.
Alka has experience working with GI issues, thyroid and Hormone imbalance, hair loss, skin problems and Diabetes. 
She presently does her herbal and nutritional consulting Gainesville Pharmacy (Gainesville) in the Northern Virginia . 
Besides her own consulting practice, Alka serves as a teaching faculty at International Integrative Education Institute. She is an active member of “ Medical Reserve Corp “ of Loudon county.
Her hobbies are cooking , reading and Listening to music .