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All Ye Olde World Apothecary Pages (6)


Belladonna: Remedy with a Dark Past Belladonna (Atropa belladonna) is a poisonous plant that has been used as a medicine since ancient times. It is named “Belladonna” for the “beautiful women” of Re… View »

Herbal Nerve Tonic, Nervine

Herbs that directly act upon and the nervous system are nervines. They can act as stimulants, relaxants or have a tonic and resorative effect on the central nervous system, making nervines a sort of… View »

Valerian Root

Overview Valerian has been used to ease insomnia, anxiety, and nervous restlessness since the second century A.D. It became popular in Europe in the 17th century. It has also been suggested to trea… View »

Glossary of Apothecary Terminology

Common terms found on labels of apothecary bottles/jars: Exsic Exsiccated (dried) Praec Precipitated Pulv Pulverized Sp. Spi was usually an alcoholic solution of a nonvolatile substance (volatile ti… View »

How To Make Salves, Ointments and Balms

How To Make Salves, Ointments and Balms 19 June, 2011 by Lucinda For a long time I was confused about the difference between salves, ointments and balms. Some writers use all three terms interchangea… View »

Apothecary Library (pdf)

A Handbook for Homeopaths Working with Patients with Mental Health Problems.pdf (download) Download link: A-handbook-for-homeopaths-v8.pdf *** Homeopa Thesaurus.pdf (download) Download link: homeot… View »


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