6 years later & mid-way through a Covid-19 pandemic, I reflected on 6 years in business and how sharing our herbal remedies with the locals of Chirstchurch has been.
I always say you learn the most from your customers and clients. You are the ones who tell us what works, what symptoms are relieved and how the symptom feels. Without you we wouldn’t have a herbal practice. There would be noone to practice on!
The Apothecary started as an idea during 5 years (and 1 child) of Herbal Medicine schooling. I learnt that Apothecaries were the place where people came and got their remedies, they would tell the Apothecary, over the counter what their childs or husbands symptoms were and the Apothecary would prescribe herbs to remedy their ailment with instructions on how to boil and take it.
Apothecary’s were places for physicians to learn the art and trade of herbal medicine and where many medical discoveries were made.
Apothecary’s were the first “shops” selling items that a modern day pharmacy sells – medicines, remedies, spices & necessary items.
Apothecary’s smelled wonderful and contained many things.
So, where were all the modern day Apothecary’s then?
What else were we training for but to become one! So with the help of my parents and my fiance, we started the process of building one.
Herbal Medicine and Apothecary’s are one in the same. Qualified health professionals skilled in the art and science of herbal medicine, stand with a wee room to the side to have private one on one consultations. Apothecaries sold tinctures like Liquorice, powders like Marshmallow and teas like Chamomile. Balms, liniments and oils, creams and salves, bandages and medical equipment.
The aim was to create an Apothecary which resembled a herbal pharmacy from a bygone era, providing in-house apothecaries, health consultations & the prescribing & dispensing of medicinal tonics, dried herbs, and powders.
The overall intention of the Apothecary is to increase awareness of the role of herbal medicine in the treatment and prevention of disease. We want to create a society where herbal medicine is more accessible than ever and to educate people about prevention and health behaviours. We have the knowledge to help you understand how your health is affected by the foods you eat, the sunshine you get and the things you do. We want to help you to understand these things too. We guarantee we can help ease your symptoms if you take our advice correctly, and that you feel improvements each step along the way.
What this Covid crisis has taught us is that health is our wealth. Co-morbidities like diabetes, heart disease and poor immune function from stress can cause mayhem when a virus like SARS-Cov-2 comes along.
So that was the dream – and we are still doing it, thanks to you x