I recently read a book where one of the main characters was the village apothecary. Besides being an enjoyable book, it got me thinking. How many of my friends work as a home apothecary? Although you're not selling remedies to your families, I know several of you Moms work as part time nurses-in-residence for your families.
There is a historic drug store at our State Fairgrounds. When you look in the cabinets, there are many, many solutions, compounds, and simples that the local druggist used to mix together. As a Mom, I often try to find the least invasive option when treating bumps, bruises and mild illnesses. There is definitely a time to go to the Doctor, but for minor things, we try to treat them at home.
We try our best to stay healthy by eating right and getting some exercise. When things go awry, you'll find us pulling out the digestive enzymes for upset tummies or some salve for the scratches.
So, are you a home apothecary? What are your favorite remedies? Leave a comment and let us know!