Fermented Food & Beverage Tasting Session at The Dispensary Wed 2nd August 1-3 p.m.

The Dispensary is delighted that Rachel Dickson from Loaded Table Ltd. will be back in our Futurehealth Shop, 25 Skinner Street, Whitby. YO21 3AH  on Wednesday 2nd Augsut 1 -3 p.m. showcasing her selection of fermented foods and beverages.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

You'll learn more about the ancient art of fermenting, in particular how existing users have benefited from adding these delicious foods and drinks into their daily lives.

There will be free samples available for you to enjoy! Kimchi and carrot & coriander ferments now available - delicious!


Tea of the Month - Mint Refresh!

Mint Refresh tea is a tea to clear out and balance your body and soul, leaving you refreshed and calm.

So flow through your day with a soothing splash of peppermint leaf with the calm of sweet fennel seed and rose.

Perfect after a meal to freshen your palate or anytime to freshen your day.


Medical Herbalist at The Dispensary Saturday 13th May

Christine Haughton, Medical Herbalist, is next with us on Saturday 13th May from 10 - 3 p.m.  If you would like to have a general chat about your well being or ask a specific query, just pop into our shop at 25 Skinner Street, Whitby and see Christine. It’s free and there’s no need to book. Christine also offers free blood pressure checks.
Christine is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.
For more information about medical herbalism and Christine’s work please visit her website at 

or listen to a 10 minute talk about herbal medicine on our website http://www.thedispensary.org.uk/physical/physical-10min-talks

If you’d like to find out more about what we do at The Dispensary, please visit  

The picture above is of the herb Rosemary, which  was reputedly first grown in England by Philippa of Hainault, wife of Edward III, in the 14th century. Gerard said of the herb, 'it comforteth the harte and maketh it merie'. Grown in gardens since ancient times, it was considered to have powers of protection against evil spirits. It is an ingredient of many shampoos and hair preparations, and the leaves are one of the ingredients of eau de cologne.
Thanks to Christine's website for this information!