Tag: dispensary

Distillation Surprise: An Azulene Dream

Azulene Floral Wate/Hydrolait

Sometimes it is a surprise to actually get great results when I make medicines. Not because I usually get poor results, but when things ‘go to plan’ and work in practice as they should work in theory, it’s a lovely surprise. Take today; for the first time, I made a floral water of German Chamomille (Matricaria recutita), as part of the process of making a Chamomille tincture (For those that […]

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New Storage Space (Blame it on the contractor…)

When I first stocked my dispensary last summer, I had relatively few herbs (around 50) in small quantities (below 250 ml. I stored these in an old white MFC cupboard, but it was rather flimsy, and visibly sagging under the weight. Also, bottles were arranged besides – and behind – each other, sometimes also balanced on top of each other. As I have built up my practice, the space I […]

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Notes on Stocking a Dispensary

This summer I went through the process of setting up a dispensary, and had to determine what I needed to buy. Earlier today, a question about setting up was asked on a herbal medicine questions forum. This is my answer. I’ve included it here because, in my usual verbose way, it is more of an essay than an answer… “Here’s what I did: Look through all the prescriptions you wrote […]

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dawn of a dispensary

So, it’s 14 hours after I made my last post on here. Making more than one blog post in a day could become a thing. But what an exhausting day it’s been! The arrival of two large boxes of stock, and nowhere to put said stock prompted me, very rapidly into preparing my dispensary. It had been empty for a few days, awaiting painting and other TLC, however other things […]

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The Stock Arrived!

… And before the dispensary is finished and ready to accept it. Oh hell…p! So, my large order from Avicenna herbs just arrived right now. I’m in herbal heaven. Admittedly not a full dispensary stock (I have a reasonable amount of stuff in already) It’s 60 kilos of various tinctures, dried herbs, and creams. I now have all the herbal tinctures I need at this point in the business’ development, […]

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