To promote, provide & serve the community with quality herbal remedies
To support our community with professional advice & services
To create scientific awareness of the benefits of herbal medicine
An Apothecary is a herbal pharmacy that dates back to ancient Babylon times long before the advent of pharmaceutical drugs.
Our aim was to create a modern Apothecary with a team of fully trained Herbalists providing health consultations, educational seminars, over the counter advice & the dispensing of medicinal tonics, dried herbs, nutritional supplements & organic skin care.
Our aim is to educate our customers and clients in the art of prevention using herbal medicine and nutrition. We want to create a society where herbal medicine is more accessible than ever so that we can increase the role herbal medicine can play in people’s lives.
Our dispensary stocks over 150 herbal medicines from around the world that between them have the properties to reduce the effects of stress on the body, induce sleep, soothe digestion, quieten a cough, enhance immune function, reduce inflammation, improve liver function, prevent infections, increase energy, strengthen cardiovascular function, enhance your sense of wellbeing & more.
We intend to be the first port of call for users of herbal medicine in the local district and to be acknowledged for having good clinical results, quality products & an atmosphere of learning.
Herbal medicines are simply plants with physiological properties. Plant parts used by herbalists include roots, leaves, flowers, berries, seeds, barks & resins.
A single herbal extract may contain many active chemicals such as: volatile oils; tannins; saponins; flavonoids; coumarins; alkaloids; glycosides; organic acids; sterols; coumarins; polyphenols; mucopolysaccharides; terpenes, anthraquinones; lignins; isoflavones & nutrients.
Although herbs contain chemical constituents the difference between a herbal medicine and drug is in the dose and complexity of these chemicals. A herb has a many active chemicals working together and several main active principles. This means that herbs affect the complex systems of the body in a different way, usually with less side-effects & longer lasting impacts.
The Apothecary has designed a range of herbal tonics, teas and powders for common ailments and we make up individual prescriptive formula for our patients. Herbs can be used to treat or support most common ailments either on their own or in conjunction with prescription drugs.
We recommend people try herbal medicine for any chronic or acute ailment – we can help speed treatment of conventional treatments by recommending herbal remedies that work alongside prescription drugs. We can work alongside your doctor to support your healing by ensuring we leave out contraindicated remedies & include herbs with a beneficial effect.
The Importance of
Food is medicine. Hippocrates said this over 2000 years ago and in today’s world this is even more important. Nutritional science has shown that there are 32 essential nutrients we need to get from our diet. If we don’t eat them, we can’t store them, it’s as simple as that.
One of the major problems affecting modern health is over consumption & under nutrition. Nutrients matter, because without them our cells can’t properly use the calories we have consumed. Our cells need nutrition on a daily basis for normal metabolism and gene expression.
Research has shown how different foods affect our gene expression. Without nutrients we cannot manufacture our most basic cellular enzymes and we can’t repair our genome. Put simply, if you eat high nutrient foods containing a range of antioxidants & nutrients, your body will be better equipped to adapt to the environment, stress & aging; if you eat low nutrient but high calorie foods your body isn’t as resilient to stress, therefore aging and cell repair are not be as efficient.
We believe food and nutrition are critically important for health & healing & the evidence is there to support that. In other words, without the right nutrients we simply cannot heal.
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Our key philosophy is prevention. Treating problems before they get worse is the best prevention you can do. There is a lot we can do to minimise our risks. But do you know what your risk factors are?
At the Apothecary we aim to help you get to know your own body by understanding your risk factors, warning signs and triggers to determine what affects your health and sickness. We advocate the use of herbal medicines, dietary improvements, lifestyle changes, stress management techniques, weight management & self-awareness.
As Herbalists and Naturopaths our primary focus is on gut health, liver function, immunity & stress reduction. Modern research has shown the gut microbiome to be one of the most influential factors that contributes to general health.
Luckily, we have many herbs that can help these three main areas of health & disease.
6 Principals of
The Healing Power of Nature
Naturopathic medicine recognizes the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Naturopathic practitioners identify and aim to remove obstacles to recovery to facilitate this healing ability in patients.
Identify and Treat the Causes
The naturopathic practitioner seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than merely suppress symptoms.
First Do No Harm
Naturopathic medicine follows three principles to avoid harming the patient:
- Use natural methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects
- Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms
- Acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat illness
Doctor as Teacher
Naturopathic practitioners educate the patient and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also acknowledge the therapeutic value inherent in the practitioner-patient relationship.
Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic practitioners treat each individual holistically by taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, spiritual and social factors. Naturopathic practitioners encourage individuals to pursue their personal healing path.
Naturopathic practitioners emphasise disease prevention, assessment of risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease by making appropriate recommendations to prevent illness. Naturopathic practice strives to create a healthy world in which humanity works with nature and not against it.