Founded by Margo and Francesco Marrone, The Organic Pharmacy in Kings Road, London opened in 2002. It was the first and only pharmacy in the world dedicated to health and beauty using only organic products and treatments. Fully registered with The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, they choose to specialise in herbs, homeopathy and organic skincare. Many celebrities swear by Margo Marrone’s products.
The book, “The Organic Pharmacy”, is filled with information on herbal remedies, homeopathy and nutrition, and shows how these products can work with your body to enhance your health and therefore beauty. The book suggests organic treatments for over 30 complaints including sore throats, arthritis, infertility and acne.
Drawing on years of experience Margo helps you design your own personal skincare regime that she says will help you look and feel younger and more energetic. There is plenty of advice for looking after ageing skin. Seems that beauty products containing green tea could be my salvation…er…helpful to the older woman.
Although I am not a total convert to the organic and herbal philosophy, I do find Margo’s book interesting. There are lots of homeopathic remedies that will be familiar to any of us that either don’t like taking drugs or had grandmothers. An infusion of peppermint is used to treat a fever, lungwort is an ancient cure for coughs, and bloating can be treated with ginger which has long been considered to have digestive qualities.
The Organic Pharmacy – The Complete Guide to Natural Health and Beauty is an attractive volume that will have great appeal to anyone who wants to consider herbal detox or treatment for minor ailments. It sets out the increasingly popular approach taken by Margo Marrone.
The Organic Pharmacy
Author: Margo Marrone
Published by: Duncan Baird
Natural Health and cookbook review by Chrissie Walker © 2018