Our qualified Medical Herbalists, Naturopath’s and Nutritionist’s are all trained in their specialty area. Health Professionals can help you get the most from your diet and lifestyle and help you get to know effective herbal treatments. Get to know your early warning signs, diet and lifestyle pitfalls. Talk to us at the Apothecary and ask to book in for a free 15 minute session to enquire about your health issues.

Meet the Apothecaries


Our well stocked herbal pharmacy includes quality, efficacious herbal & nutritional remedies from New Zealand and around the world. We stock mostly locally made tinctures, tonics, tablets, capsules, supplements, elixirs, syrups, vinegars, teas, powders, creams, lotions, balms, liniments, ointments, oils, skincare, toiletries, perfume & make up.

Our Range


Learn how diet affects your health by booking in a one-on-one consultation with one of our Nutritionists or Naturopaths. Learn how to eat great on a daily basis and find out what you need from your diet in order to get the nutrients you need. We aim to teach you simple and easy ways to take better care of yourself and your family.

Learn How to Take Care of Yourself


As the old saying goes, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound in cure’ ~ and how true this is today. If we use medicine preventativly we may save ourselves future suffering. Look at the benefits of investing in your health and see it as a form of health insurance. Never let a health problem continue without finding and treating the root cause. Become an old happy guy like this!

Talk to a Health Professional


Education is the key to long term changes. Greater self-awareness gives you a better chance of knowing when something is wrong and what to do about it. Our community education series is designed to teach you about the main body systems over the course of a year so why not become a Serial Seminar Attendee!

Courses and Seminars


If you want to know if you qualify for a health consultation follow these guides to see if you have any health problems that warrant seeing a natural health specialist. We specialise in certain areas such as digestion, hormones, immunity, inflammation, nerves & cardio-respiratory health. Our guidelines will help you determine if you have a health issue that we can help you with should you decide to book in, as well as links to our blogs and talks.

Your Wellness Check


Immunity Tea – its a delicious tasting tea that delivers benefits to immune system involved in fighting bugs on a daily basis. So why not drink Immunity Tea on a daily basis too? This tea which also happens to taste great contains NZ grown Echinacea root, Elderberries, Kawakawa, Rosemary, Thyme leaf and Rosehips, plus globally sourced organic Ginger & Liquorice roots. Use as a preventative or drink hourly when coming down with something.

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Welcome to The Apothecary

The Apothecary was established in 2012 and opened inside The Tannery emporium, in Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand in October 2013. You will find the Apothecary at the far end of The Tannery atrium facing the car park where you can come in and have a herbal tea on us. The Tannery is located close to the centre of Christchurch in a beautiful, busy, yet peaceful & easy to locate environment. Talk to a qualified health professional every time at the Apothecary to receive professional advice, select quality herbal remedies & nutritional supplements, plus make a booking for minor or complex health related issues. We think you will like the Apothecary as much as we do. Please enjoy our website and get in touch.

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The Art of Tea Making Workshop
Jun 1 @ 6:00 PM

These classes are booked on request.

If only we all just turned to a cup of tea when we have a problem. A cup of tea can have many therapeutic benefits.

Making your own herbal teas at home is a great way to keep you and your family healthy while saving a fortune on supplements.

In this 1 Hour class you will learn how to make fresh, healthy and tasty therapeutic herbal teas in your own home.

These classes are booked on request. Simply call the Apothecary store on 3890857. If you have 3 or more people who are interested we will arrange a time for a tea making class specifically for you!

These classes can only be held in the evenings at 6-6:30pm.

Includes a FREE tea of your choice to take home.


Arthritis ~ How can natural products help me?
Jun 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Arthritis ~ How can natural products help me? @ The Tannery | Christchurch | Canterbury | New Zealand

Arthritis seems to be an inevitable aspect of aging. While this is true, there are some things we can do to prevent the deterioration from happening so quickly and so soon with targeted nutrients and anti-inflammatory’s. We take a look at the pathology of arthritis, the wear and tear forms and the inflammatory types that are on the increase. We look at diet and how this contributes to arthritic pain, and what types of exercise we should be focusing on. We also want to invite younger people to participate in this talk, particularly if you have had injuries, played sports or have signs of arthritis starting to show.

  • Learn about the types of arthritis
  • Learn the physiology of cartilage breakdown and repair
  • Learn about the correlation between diet and inflammation
  • Learn what types of foods can help to lower inflammation
  • Learn how to exercise to protect your joints not harm them
  • Learn how to treat inflammation with herbs so you don’t have to rely on drugs which are associated with unwanted side-effects

This class will help to educate and empower you to take control of your health and to take better care of yourself – saving you time and future suffering.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Come along and find out why this truism will always be – well, true!

Thursday, June 22nd 6:00pm. 1 hour plus Q & A. $20 per person. Handout with notes to take home included.

All community education Workshops & Courses are run by our team of qualified Health Professionals & include Q & A, take home notes and discount offers.

Workshops are discounted for existing clients.

If you would like us to come to you to deliver a Workshop on any of the above topics please get in touch with us.

Weight Loss 101 ~ Weight Loss with Capital Gains
Jul 5 @ 6:00 PM – Aug 9 @ 8:00 PM

In this 6 week programme:

  • Educate yourself into a healthier place
  • Learn the science behind managing your weight
  • Learn how to increase your energy levels and feel fabulous every day
  • Learn how you can retake control of your weight, your diet and your overall health
  • No diet/No fads just what works
  • Learn that diet isn’t everything yet…diet is everything
  • Relearn everything you thought you knew

There’s no better time than now. Formulate your plan.

FREE Sugar Destroyer included worth $25.

6 WEEK COURSE. 2 Hours per Week. $300.00 per person {$50 per session}

This course is for those who want to be educated, empowered and motivated. It is for those who want to learn the why’s and how’s of eating properly. It is for those who want an eating plan for life based on scientific truths and nothing else.

Book before April 3rd, June 28th or September 10th and pay only $270 per person

In this 6 weeks you will learn:

  • Week 1 – How we got here
  • Week 2 – Macro-nutrients and how they work in the body
  • Week 3 – Micro-nutrients and where to find them
  • Week 4 – Psychology of eating
  • Week 5 – Exercise types and how to’s
  • Week 6 – The food industry and how to navigate it

Limited to 20 spaces. 3 intakes 2017:

Wednesday, April 12th ~ May 17th 6:00pm ~ 8:00pm including Q & A.

Wednesday, July 5th ~ August 9th 6:00pm ~ 8:00pm including Q & A.

Thursday, September 21st ~ October 26th 6:00pm ~ 8:00pm including Q & A.


A lot of new thoughts on ‘old’ topics. Certainly not same ole same ole. The information was very clear and well presented both in the printed material and spoken…I liked the feedback and tips in the last session…A bit (or a lot) of thinking outside of the box was very refreshing…I especially enjoyed the ’empowerment of our choice’ type of topic at the end…I have never heard that presented in a weight loss programme before. To leave feeling empowered to take control (especially after setbacks) is an excellent topic. Well done you! – Lynette 13/09/2016

Half way through Winter ~ How can I protect and improve my immune system?
Jul 20 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Half way through Winter ~ How can I protect and improve my immune system? @ The Apothecary | Christchurch | Canterbury | New Zealand

Winter is the time where our body adjusts to the colder temperatures and new viruses replace the old. Come along and find out how to Win over Winter – Naturally.

  • Is it possible to not get sick over winter?
  • What does boosting the immune system really mean?
  • What does improving your immune system mean for your overall health?
  • What does it do for our health in the long term?
  • What s the relationship between immunity, autoimmunity and tumours?

In this 1 Hour class find out inexpensive ways to improve your immune system so that you can Win over Winter and Improve your Resistance. Learn how the immune system works and why it is so important to look after.

Learn simple ways that you and your family can stay healthy and prevent winter colds and flu’s whilst benefiting your health in the long term.

Book now by purchasing a ticket above, by email or by phoning the store and leaving your name, number and email address.

Thursday July 20th 6:00pm. 1.5 hours including Q & A. $25 per person.

All community education Workshops & Courses are run by our team of qualified Health Professionals & include Q & A, take home notes and discount offers.

Workshops are discounted for existing clients.

If you would like us to come to you to deliver a Workshop on any of the above topics please get in touch with us.