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.


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

The Art of Tea Making Workshop
Aug 3 @ 6:00 PM – 6:15 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.


Essential oils & how to use them ~ How to use Aroma for your wellbeing
Aug 31 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Essential oils & how to use them ~ How to use Aroma for your wellbeing @ The Apothecary | Christchurch | Canterbury | New Zealand

With the popularity of essential oil diffusers we need to know more about volatile oils and how to use them effectively and safely. Come along to learn from the owner of Zurma Botanical Oil Studio as we get to play with essential oils and their many smells, get taught what to use them for, how to use them safely and what the research has shown in terms of the benefits of using vaporised oils.

You will learn:

  • How essential oils work in the body and how they get there
  • How to use them safely
  • How to blend your own oils and make your own signature smells

Thursday, 31st August 6:00pm. 1.5 hours including Q & A. $20 per person.

5% discount on any oils purchased on the night.

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

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.

Hormones ~ What every woman should know
Sep 14 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Tune into your biological clock ~ In this workshop learn what every woman should know about hormones and the biological clock.  Learn how the hormonal cycle works, learn how to recognise the signs of hormone imbalance, what is normal and when to get help. This workshop is for all women and is perfect for those suffering from PMS, Painful Periods, Endometriosis or PCOS. If you experience any of the classic PMS or PMT symptoms such as:

  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Irritability
  • Mood changes
  • Painful periods

There is help at hand through the use of herbal medicines, diet and lifestyle changes. Come along to learn about the hormonal cycle first and then book in for a consultation with one of our herbalists who can help steer you along the pathway towards balanced hormones.

Thursday, September 14th, 6pm. $25 per person. 1.5 hours including Q & A. Discounts given for consultations booked following the workshop.

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.