Pessary

A Medical Herbalist's Dispensary

A common question when asking about Herbal Medicine is 'in what format do i prescribe herbs?' 

Medicine can often be found growing all around us, even in the bottom of the your garden (Oak or Hawthorn) or that annoying weed you struggle to get rid of (Dandelion). 

My dispensary of teas and tinctures 

My dispensary of teas and tinctures 

Medical Herbalist's often use herbs that have been turned into different forms for extraction purposes and storage purposes. For this reason Herbalist's will most often tincture herbs. Tincturing involves using a chosen part of the plant, either the root, leaf, flower or fruit and placing it in alcohol for a number of weeks. The constituents filter into the alcohol before the matter is removed leaving a tincture that can be prescribed at a certain dose for a reflected medicinal aim. 

Flowers, leaves, fruits and roots can also be turned into powders for encapsulating or teas for drinking. 

Essential oils are made using a steam distillation process that involves manufacturing equipment often out of reach for most Herbalist's. For this reason most oils are purchased from a supplier. 

Many medicines are however made by your local Herbalist using their hands and experience. For all of the herbs not found or collected locally there are many suppliers who sell supplies to graduates. 

At Jonny's Apothecary i currently stock over 100 tinctures of herbs from all over the world, but the vast majority coming from the UK and Europe. I stock over 20 teas, 10 powders and various other products like essential oils, creams and pessaries for application to medical issues. 

Herbal Medicine is a process that involves a consultation before prescribing a custom made unique protocol for your health problem. I use my own stock and offer an ongoing service for treating your illness. 

 

Jonny Woodall
Medical Herbalist and Flower Essence Therapist
Bsc (Hons) Herbal Medicine
National Institute of Medical Herbalists

Contact me for help with your health problems and illness

PHONE: +44(0) 7525827558

EMAIL: jonnyapothecary@gmail.com

SKYPE: jonnysapothecary

 

The Dispensary So Far

A new intake of stock has meant that I am now the proud owner of a capsule maker, approximately 5 bags of loose tea, 2 bags of herbal powders, and approximately 40 tinctures in various strengths.

The dispensary at Jonny's Apothecary continues to grow as more and more friends and family seek help with conditions.

So far I have treated

Echinacea  ssp.

Echinacea ssp.

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Menstrual problems
  • ADHD
  • Hepatitis C
  • Back problems
  • HPV
  • Hypertension
  • Thyroid issues including nodules
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Herpes
  • Hand warts

And I am sure that list will continue to grow. I also recently made some herbal pessaries using cacao butter, coconut oil, Echinacea and Turmeric powder - Recipe and pictures will be up on the blog soon enough. 

           Me at the Herbs In A Bottle factory tour

           Me at the Herbs In A Bottle factory tour

I also visited the Herbs In A Bottle (HIAB) factory in Lincolnshire last week. We use HIAB tinctures at the University clinic and they were the first company I set up an account with to purchase stock for my dispensary. I was also very keen on experimenting on myself with lots of different herbs, particularly the adaptogen set of herbs that control energy, stress and hormones. I barely give any prescription that does not contain what is known as an adaptogen and i will be writing more about these in the future. 

Dr Axe has a great article on adaptogens found here: http://draxe.com/7-adaptogen-herbs-to-lower-cortisol/

Look out for more updates at Jonny's Apothecary. I am currently working on an e-Book as well as starting the process of preparing for my first herb walk with a friend. Details will be posted here in the future.