A long time ago before there were drug stores on every corner there were Apothecaries. These fascinating stores were full of herbs and minerals that were carefully mixed to help heal the ailments of the towns people.
Historically the term "apothecary" referred to both the person who manufactured and dispensed medicines and the shop in which those medicines were sold.
People would go and tell the apothecary what was ailing them and then the magic would happen. Herbs, minerals and sometimes animal fats would be measured, mixed and poured into tinctures, salves, balms and teas that would help bring relief and healing to the ailing.
Slowly but surely I am building my own apothecary right here at Twisted Violet Homestead. I've also been working on building my knowledge base of what medicinal properties each herb has so that you can come to the store and do that same magical thing that people did before there was a drug store on every corner.
"For every human illness, somewhere in the world there exists a plant which is the cure. I believe there is healing potential locked inside plants which is integral in their evolution, just as it is part of humans evolution to learn to tap this wonderful gift of nature." Rudolf Steiner