Serving patients in need since 1571
The tradition of the Smyth Apothecary dates back in our family to
England to 1571 when our forebearer Sir William
Smyth was celebrated as
the Apothecary of Shrewsbury in England. It was during this era
that William became a member of the 'Worshipful Society of
Apothecaries' chartered by James I in 1617 in seeking to standardize
the industry in assuring the remedies provided were proven to better
the quality of health and life of the patient.
Celtic Culdee Mission
In more recent times, Abbot David Michael (Smyth) continues to
promote the use of herbal remedies within the family of the Celtic
Christian Churches and the Templars where he is active. The members of these orders take
their hypocratic vows very seriously in serving the
needs of the sick and the poor. We are seeking to develop
Apothecaries in various locations as we are able.
You may contact Abbot David at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Side Effects of Drugs
Since the 16th century, the Smyth family has continued with this
growing, mixing and prescribing herbal remedies to those in need.
The rebirth of this noble profession in the 21st century is a timely
response to recent research that has shown that the 4th cause of death
in patients in Hospitals is due to the side effects of FDA approved
drugs prescribed by MDs. The modern drug companies are in this
industry for profit with little concern for the long-term side effects
of the potent drugs they are peddling.
Sadly, American MDs are blindly at their mercy in only being told what
sells the drugs they manufacture. It is what doctors are not told
by the drug companies that ultimately may kill their patients. In
Germany today, about 600-700 plant based remedies are available across
the nation and are prescribed by some 70% of German Physicians.
Only in America have the drug companies hijacked the healing industry
by the monopoly of the FDA funded largely by the legalized drug cartels - all for profit.
It is true that herbal remedies often work slower and are
less potent than manufactured drugs but they do not have the medical
side effects that kills over 100,000 US patients a year. Why are
we in such a hurry to be healed? It is a wiser approach to let
nature heal in its natural time than overwhelm your body with drugs
that may kill you later with side effects.
It is not uncommon for such potent drugs to destroy one's liver,
kidneys, stomach or other vital organs that cannot process the high
potency of these drugs. The alternative is to let nature take its
course in healing with the supplemental assistance of herbal remedies
that enhance the bodies natural healing processes. You can be
assured that with the right prescribed herbal remedies, your body will
respond favorably in operating fully to bring healing to your body.
Our Extraction Process
The processes we use to extract the natural healing capabilities of
herbal remedies dates back over 3000 years. In recent years, we
have adapted Oriental, European and Native American approaches in
creating remedies that really work. We only use the most pure
herbal sources we can get organically grown with no genetic altering of
Remedies can come in the form of tea, syrups, oils, liquid
extracts, tinctures and dry extracts (pills or capsules). Teas
can be made from dried herbs left to soak for a few minutes in hot
water or boiling herbs in water and then straining the liquid.
Syrups are commonly made from concentrated extracts and added to sweet
tasting preparations and are often used for sore throats and
coughs. Oils are extracted from plants and often used as rubs or
massage, either by themselves or as part of an ointment, cream or
salve. Tinctures and liquid extracts are made of active herbal
ingredients dissolved in a liquid (usually water, alcohol or
glycerol). Tinctures are usually in a 1:5 or 1:10 solution
whereas extracts are kept in their full potency of 1:1. A dry
extract form is the most concentrated form of an herbal product and is
sold as a tablet, capsule or lozenge.
Smyth Apothecary can become your one source stop for all of your
healing needs. Although we cannot guarantee healing in all
cases. we can say that if a patient is not healed, it is usually
due to other medical issues not yet identified and treated. The
body is very complex and one apparent disorder may be a cover in hiding
another not yet diagnosed. We seek to work closely with healing
practitioners to identify all of the disorders and then treat them
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