Apothecary, by definition refers to both the medical professional who formulates and dispenses material medica (medicine) distilling, mixing, and dosing of medications and liquors, in-house for physicians and patients. Unlike a modern pharmacy, an apothecary can mix multiple medications together as requested by a physician.
Our apothecary allows our naturopathic doctors to not only educate their patients on options for natural health, but allows individualized treatment using professional, high quality ingredients in order to achieve optimal overall health.
What is a Dried Herb/Infusion?
An infusion (dried herb) is a herbal preparation in which a ground herb or plant component (e.g., bark, root, nuts or seeds) is boiled in water to obtain an extract and ingested for therapeutic benefits.
At The Village Health Clinic, we stock a vast variety of herbs allowing our Naturopathic Doctor's to make custom tea's for their patients.
These custom tea's can address a variety of symptoms including: stress, skin conditions, immunity, hormonal imbalances, sleep concerns, anxiety and more!
What is a Tincture?
Tinctures are liquid extracts of flowers, leaves, bark, roots etc, usually in alcohol, for weeks and then strained and concentrated to obtain the active constituents of the plant. Alcohol is considered a great solvent as it is food grade and allows for the medical constituents such as the resin and alkaloids to be used. Typically dosages are no more more than 1 tablespoon of the extract. Other extractions can be glycerin based or vinegar based (upon request) Water is not used as it is poorly soluble
We stock an array of single tinctures that can be combined to address individual patient concerns such as: immunity, fertility, menstrual irregularities, anxiety, digestion, hormonal imbalances, sleep concerns, stress and more!
The village Apothecary has an array of dried botanicals and tinctures that allows our Naturopathic Doctors to prescribe and mix botanical medicines for each individual’s health needs. In our apothecary we also carry Naturopathic Medical graded supplements that your ND can recommend and prescribe for you.
We sell pre-made formulas including immune supporting tinctures and teas, healthy skin, Stomach soother (good for heartburn relief), Relaxation tea, adaptogen tincture: look out for our product spotlight on more for this! .
Bloating and digestion- this tea has a lot of carminatives (helps with digestion, bloating and gas!) This will relax your tummy and help with digestion. It will also help promote overall relaxation, and decreases inflammation
Caution with those who are pregnant, have GERD or heart burn as it can irritate due to its digestive properties — see our soothing heartburn tea if you have concerns with these. Create as an infusion to allow for the fennel seed to open! (see infusion instructions below)
This tea is full of demulcents and healing properties to help with irritated lining of the stomach that may have been caused by GERD, Gastritis, H.Pylori
Please take away from medication by 2 hours as it impacts absorption.
Great for irritated skin, dry skin, rosacea, eczema, acne. Skin health starts from within! This tea has a blend that flushes out the waste from your body’s circulation that may contribute to poor skin health, decreases inflammation seen in acne and dry flakey skin, promotes proper digestion (again to help with skin) and is soothing.
This tea is best taken along side an elimination diet or by doing a food sensitivity test with your Naturopathic Doctor (cleanses)
Steep for 20 minutes and enjoy! You can also apply the tea bag over cystic acne and inflammation.
If you have concerns with blood pressure or cortisol, be cautious as glycyrrhiza can impact levels
Consult with your ND
If you are feeling anxious, stressed or restless, this is a great tea for you! Promoting calming properties that help with mental clarity, sleep, nourishing the nervous system and even has added benefits of anxious stomach and immune effects. Steep for 20 minutes and drink warm! For better sleep, drink at night time.
Please note if you are on any mood stabilizers, consult with your Naturopathic Doctor first!
To make an infusion, add 2 teaspoons of dried herbs in 1 cup of boiling water. You may make 3 days worth (6 teaspoons to 3 cups of water) and let it sit for at least 30 minutes (best at 4 hours). You then strain it, making sure to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. The remaining plant matter can then be put in your compost. Once your infusion is finished and cooled, keep it in the refrigerator. It generally doesn’t keep well out of the fridge and even when refrigerated, should be kept no longer than about 3 days.
Seed cycling protocol has become a popular way to help with rebalancing estrogen and progesterone. Though the seed cycling protocol has not been studied specifically, it is a great way to receive nutrients in healthy fats, fibre & micronutrients, and help hormones on a dietary, fundamental way. In the oath of Naturopathic Medicine, it states to do no harm and allow the body to balance and heal itself. The Seed cycling protocol is a great place to start!
Days 1-14: New Moon Cycle - Follicular/Proliferative Phase
Ball Ingredients Include: Flax seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, Nut or Seed Butter, Maple Syrup, Spices and Seasoning
Day 15-28: Full Moon Cycle - Luteal Phase
Ball Ingredients Include: Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Dried Fruit, Nut or Seed Butter, Maple Syrup, Spices and Seasoning
Interested in our seed cycling protocol and purchasing your protocol bundle? Contact us now for more information!
Developed in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer DelBelBelluz, this package is designed to aid the next phase of mom's postpartum healing & recovery. From rebalancing hormones to treating postpartum skin and hair, and supporting your lactation journey; this package has got you covered!Filled with 19 FULL SIZE items for a total of over 60+ pieces, new mama’s agree are exactly what’s needed for the next phase of your postpartum healing!
Interested in purchasing our postpartum package? Contact us now for more information!
Cytomatrix and CanPrev
Magnesium plays a key role in over 800 different chemical reactions from energy and metabolism, to muscle strength, nerve function, heart regulation, bone building, alleviating constipation and more.
Maintain and strengthen the immune system, relieve cold and flu symptoms and speed recovery
Aids in stress response, impaired cognition, mood imbalances, poor immunity, and chronic fatigue
Indicated for hormonal balancing and mood support, especially in cases of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder
A blend of bioactive collagen peptides for complete structural support of the joints, bones, skin, nails and intestinal tract.
An aid for patients with low energy, mental health concerns, stress and cognitive impairment
Indicated for improving sleep, mental health, detoxification and collagen building.
Add a description about this itemAn evidence-based blend of Calcium-D-Glucarate, DIM, I-3-C and Sulforaphane to support proper estrogen metabolism through liver and digestive detoxification.
For use in acute infections or as a preventive measure in patients that are frequently ill.
Indicated for those with iron-deficient anemia and associated symptoms of fatigue, hair loss, poor cognition, low mood, weakened immunity and hormonal imbalances
Indicated for those with iron-deficient anemia and associated symptoms of fatigue, hair loss, poor cognition, low mood, weakened immunity and hormonal imbalance
Comprehensive mitochondrial support for patients with cognitive dysfunction, low energy, nerve damage, fertility concerns and poor recovery from environmental stressors.
Indicated for systemic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, autoimmunity, cognitive decline, mood disorders, eczema, premenstrual syndrome, and dry eye syndrome
High dose and molecularly distilled omega-3 fatty acids for improved patient compliance: 700mg of EPA and 350mg of DHA in each softgel.
Designs for Health
This very powerful B vitamin combination formula supplies most of the B vitamins in their coenzymated forms, so the body does not have to phosphorylate them in order to be used in biochemical reactions
assists in the detoxification process as it forms conjugates with unwanted estrogenic hormones and environmental toxins, which are then eliminated from the body instead of being reabsorbed. Also helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth.
Ferrochel Iron Chelate is a potent iron supplement that is extremely well tolerated by the gastrointestinal system
GI Revive offers comprehensive support for optimum gastrointestinal health and function
Inflammatone is a combination of herbs, nutrients and proteolytic enzymes for modulating the inflammatory response, supporting the natural clearance of proteins like kinin and fibrin, and for supporting healthy lymphatic drainage.
Liposomal Vitamin C provides this key foundational nutrient formulated with liposomal technology. Nutrients delivered in liposomal form offer superior absorption and bioavailability.
Delicious, high-potency emulsified fish oil with superior bioavailability.
OmegAvail Ultra DHA contains fish oil on its natural TG (triglyceride) form
Zinc Supreme offers chelated minerals. These minerals are combined with other nutrients like vitamins B6 and taurine to provide superior results.
PaleoCleanse Plus is a comprehensive, science-based nutritional program designed to support safe and effective detoxification.
Helps to metabolize proteins, fats and carbohydrates while providing antioxidant support
A factor in the maintenance of good overall health. Necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid to metabolize proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
Helps reduce recurrence, severity and healing time of cold sores. Helps the body absorb and conserve calcium. Aids in tissue repair
Helps reduce feelings of stress and nervousness, helps promote relaxation without causing drowsiness, helps improve concentration and mental clarity, helps improve sleep quality by restoring mental calmness, helps control stress-related food cravings
Supports immune function, helps in connective tissue formation and wound repair, helps build and maintain strong healthy bones, cartilage, teeth, and gums, provides an antioxidant for the maintenance of good health, made with all natural sweeteners and flavours, gentle on tooth enamel
Relieves nervous tension and acute stress, promotes physical relaxation without causing drowsiness, supports mental clarity, improves sleep quality, helps calm a racing mind
Helps you fall asleep more quickly, works in harmony with your body’s natural sleep hormones, promotes restful sleep, so you wake refreshed and alert, induces relaxation and lowers the body’s response to stress
Protects “good” cholesterol from oxidation, enhances immune system function, promotes wound repair, builds strong, healthy bones and teeth, powerful antioxidant, improves circulation and the appearance of varicose veins
Curcumin, from the spice turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties that help support optimal neurological, cardiovascular, and joint health
St. Francis Herb Farm
Enhances the health of tissues and organs beneath the skin. A particular action on the lymphatic system, drawing out toxins and poisons. Typically used as a pack placed over swollen glands or problem area. Beneficial effects on immune system and liver. Pain-reducing and anti-inflammatory
Specifically intended for topical use in the ear as an analgesic for symptomatic relief of pain associated with acute otitis media (middle ear infections) and otitis externa (outer ear infections).
Kinomai Restoraction Cream is the ideal first aid cream, great for relieving the aches and pains associated with sore, stiff muscles. Topical first aid cream that promotes a rapid onset of the healing process by regenerating the skin and underlying tissue.
Ortho Molecular Products
Bergamot BPF contains a powerful and unique array of cholesterol-balancing and cardio-protective polyphenolic flavonoids.
The blend of natural ingredients in Fiber Plus Powder is formulated to provide the ideal amount of bulk for normal digestive system function and long-term gastrointestinal maintenance.
New research is focused on the synergistic relationship between vitamin K (specifically, vitamin K2) and vitamin D3, especially in terms of bone strength and cardiovascular health.
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Vitamin C can help with not only your immune system and collagen formation, it is also a key player in adrenal function and cardiovascular health. It is a strong neutralizer of free radicals, known as the scavenger of free radicals and helps recycle other players like vitamin E and glutathione.
Vitamin C helps in the process of catecholamines which are neurotransmitters that help the central nervous system adapt in response to stress. Under stress, our vitamin C levels drop- with chronic stress, our adrenal glands deplete in vitamin C and become dysregulated leading to fatigue, anxiety, difficulty breathing, depression, brain fog, hair loss, headaches, sleep disturbances, metabolic concerns (blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol), gut health and more.
Since our cell membranes are comprised largely of phospholipids, when taking vitamin C in liposomal form it helps enhance absorption and intracellular delivery of nutrients. It also penetrates the blood brain barrier, and is not effected by stomach acids which allows for optimal dosing.