Thursday, March 3, 2011

Gaia Gardens Apothecary

Blog post by Tina Winterlik
March 1/2011

I JUST LOVE GAIA GARDENS!! I was in there last week and bought a bottle orange oil! Wonderful oil. Steam cleaned my house and sprayed it everywhere, it was delicious, calming and oh so sweet. Now my house is a sanctuary and squeaky clean.

I LOVE HERBS!  It's my dream that my child and I learn herbology. She's 8,  I always said I would like her to be an herbologist by the time she's 12. That's 4 years, she already has learned so much from me, in aromatherapy but I have a real good herb book I need to start re-reading and teaching her. Tomorrow I'm going to the library, I'll see what they have and I will just starting surfing the big wide web, the biggest library in the world. I would like to get some advice on the best books or recommended books for learning herbology and I guess botany. Please let me know if you know some good books and resources, I guess courses on the subject!

I highly recommend Gaia Gardens, it's a wonderful store. The renovations look fabulous and the staff are stupendous. Thanks Josey.

Gaia Garden Apothecary


Gaia Garden offers an exclusive range of over 200 dried herbs, over 150 single herb tinctures (practitioner-grade) and a wide array of therapeutic tincture formulations and tea blends. 

Other remedies also include creams, salves, liniments, essential oils, aromatherapy gift items and other herbal formulas. 

We also supply cosmetic ingredients, massage oils, vitamins, minerals and a range of books on natural medicine and self-care.

“Health is more than simply absence illness.  It is the active
 state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being.”

World Health Organization

Location: 2672 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6K 2G3

Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Phone: 604-734-4372

Workshop on March 15th, check more info from the upcoming events below

 Join us for a fun, hands on experience making your own detoxifying salt scrub or bath salt. You will also learn to mix a Smooth & Silky massage oil using rich, fragrant essential oils.
The products you make in this workshop will be a welcome addition to your health and beauty routine or perfect gift for someone special.
Price - $ 34.99

Includes supplies, an informative handout and a delicious cup of herbal tea.
Maximum 10 people. Sign up today, our workshops fill up quickly!

Email to or call 604 734 4372 to confirm

Gaia Garden Apothecary- photo by Satu Bell
GAIA GARDEN APOTHECARY -CLINIC AND HEALING ROOM We have recently renovated our Healing room. It is very calming and serene, the perfect place to begin your Healing process. We have 2 experienced Medical Herbalists on staff that will formulate remedies that are specific to your needs creating a personalized path to Health and Vitality.

To book consultations with Bob McCandless, Juliana Ahamed or one of our other experienced Herbalists
please call 604 734 4372

Gaia Garden Apothecary Healing Room

Tonics, Scrubs & Tea- from Gaia Garden Apothecary




Please join Gaia Garden Apothecary on March 4th and 5th as we celebrate and give thanks to our amazing customers!

We appreciate your business and loyalty and would like to to offer you 15% off everything in the store. The first 100 customers will receive a free Gaia Garden reusable cloth bag, a delicious omega 3,6,9 Bija truffle bar and a complementary cup of herbal tea!

Back by popular demand on Saturday March 5th from 11-3 pm is our Henna artist Nicole offering free Henna tattoos!!

We will also be holding a draw for 2 lovely Gaia Garden gift baskets so make sure you fill out your ballot. Good luck and thank you from the Gaia Garden Apothecary Family.

Photo by Michael Asti-Rose


December Newsletter

Gaia Gardens Apothecary

Gaia Gardens Apothecary

Herbal Remedies for Your Health

Gaia Garden is the world's leader in herbal remedies, herbal extracts, tincture formulations, medicinal teas, dried herbs, essential oils, massage oils, creams and salves for herbal therapeutic relief.

Gaia Garden's dispensary creates effective herbal remedies to treat a wide range of health conditions such as: Allergies (Hay Fever), Cardiovascular (Cholesterol, Circulation, Heart Disease, Heart Palpitations, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Pressure, Water Retention), Children's Health (Colic, Teething), Cleansing & Digestion (Bowel Disease, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Gastritis, Hemorrhoids, Indigestion, Liver Support, Stomach Disorders, Ulcer), Immune (Cough Syrups, Flu's & Colds, Herpes & Cold Sores, Lung Tonics), Infections (Antiseptic, Athlete's Foot, Bacterial Infection, Bladder Infection, Ear Infection, Eye Infection, Fungal Infection, Parasites), Joints & Muscles (Anti-Inflammatory, Arthritis, Bruises & Sprains, Muscle Cramps, Muscle Pain & Spasms), Men's Health (Enlarged Prostate, Hair Loss, Impotency, Infertility, Mental (Depression), Nasal & Respiratory (Asthma, Sinusitis, Sore Throat), Nervous System (Tinnitus, Vertigo), Pregnancy & Postnatal (Childbirth, Cracked Nipples, Lactation, Morning Sickness, Prenatal Nutrition, Stretch Marks), Skin (Acne, Cleansing, Cold Sores, Combination Skin, Dry skin, Eczema & Psoriasis, Lip Care, Oily Skin, Sunburn, Varicose Veins, Vitiligo, Wounds and Burns), Stress & Tension (Anxiety, Fatigue, Headaches, Insomnia, Jet Lag), Urinary (Bladder Infections & Cystitis, Urinary Tract Infection), Vision (Cataract, Conjunctivitis), Weight Loss, Women's Health (Endometriosis, Fibroids, Hormone Imbalance, Hot Flashes, Infertility, Lactation Support, Menopause, Menstrual Cramps, Premenstrual Syndrome, Yeast Infections / Candida)

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Apothecary from Wikipedia

Apothecary (pronounced /əˈpɒθɨkɛəri/) is a historical name for a medical professional who formulates and dispenses materia medica to physicians, surgeons and patients — a role now served by a pharmacist (or a chemist or dispensing chemist) and some caregivers.

In addition to pharmacy responsibilities, the apothecary offered general medical advice and a range of services that are now performed solely by other specialist practitioners, such as surgery and midwifery.

Apothecaries often operated through a retail shop which, in addition to ingredients for medicines, sold tobacco and patent medicines.

In its investigation of herbal and chemical ingredients, the work of the apothecary may be regarded as a precursor of the modern sciences of chemistry and pharmacology, prior to the formulation of the scientific method.

Apothecary 15th Century 

The first mention of an apothecary was in the Book of Exodus (Torah and Old Testament) in which Moses was given instructions by God for the preparation of the Holy Anointing Oil that was to be used for consecrating the Tabernacle.
"And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil." Exodus 30:25
Apothecary Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0

apothecary n : a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs [syn: pharmacist, druggist, chemist, pill pusher, pill roller]

Apothecary Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Apothecary \A*poth"e*ca*ry\, n.; pl. Apothecaries. [OE. apotecarie, fr. LL. apothecarius, fr. L. apotheca storehouse, Gr. apo, fr. ? to put away; ? from + ? to put: cf. F. apothicaire, OF. apotecaire. See Thesis.] One who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes.

Note : In England an apothecary is one of a privileged class of practitia kind of sub-physician. The surgeon apothecary is the ordinary family medical attendant. One who sells drugs and makes up prescriptions is now commonly called in England a druggist or a pharmaceutical chemist.

Apothecaries' weight, the system of weights by which medical prescriptions were formerly compounded. The pound and ounce are the same as in Troy weight; they differ only in the manner of subdivision. The ounce is divided into 8 drams, 24 scruples, 480 grains. See Troy weight.


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