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Before there were drugstores, such as Walgreen's or Rite-Aid or CVS, there were apothecaries (uh-pah-thi-care-ez). Before pharmacists, there were apothecaries.
Apothecaries were small shops filled with remedies and elixirs and sold to people to help heal them.
Apothecaries were also the people who made the remedies and dispensed them. This is kind of confusing because it is the name of a place and a person.
Many of the remedies, balms, and elixirs were homeopathic, meaning they were made from things in nature. The apothecary would take flowers, leaves, seeds, and herbs and turn them into natural medicine. I still use apothecary remedies, such as hibiscus tea for my blood pressure.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."