Dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of the influences of the spiritual (thought) and soul (feeling) aspects of existence upon the material, and their subsequent governance of that which we call ‘Life’.

Seelie {pronounced ‘SEAL-ee’}:

A Scottish Gaelic term that directly translates as ‘blessed’.  It refers to the idea that there exist within plants and trees unique healing properties that correspond directly to states of disorder and disease found within the animal kingdom.  Beyond the mere presence of chemical and molecular constituents, there exists the concept of the  ‘idea’ or ‘thought form’ that gives rise to a particular plant or tree, i.e. the seemingly non-physical aspects existent within the natural world, those which themselves share a symbiotic and harmonious relationship with forms of life present in the material world.  Such a view seeks to answer the question, “Why do plants and trees heal in the ways that they do?”  


Seelie Apothecary is an herbal research center and healing shop that draws on inspiration from the Western Eclectic school of Herbalism, a stream of understanding which began in the first quarter of the 19th century with the works of Dr. Wooster Beach, as well as those of famed botanist Constantine Samuel Rafinesque.  The ideas presented by these individuals continued through into the latter half of the 19th century and into early years of the 20th century with the works of Dr. John Scudder and, to a certain extent, those of Dr. Edward Bach.  The streams of research and understanding created by these minds of medicine and healing have been carried forward into the modern age, and thus have been further evolved by such practitioners as Matthew Wood, Lise Wolff, Martin Bulgerin and others.

The Western Eclectic school of Herbalism places particular importance upon the time-honored concepts of The Doctrine of Signatures and The Doctrine of Correspondence, which posit the existence of an inter-connected and harmonious relationship existing between the healing modalities present within plants and trees and their subsequent correspondences to different states of disorder and disease within other biological forms of life.  These correspondences exist on a physical as well as a psychological level, as medicines garnered from plants and trees appear not only to correct anatomical and physiological states of disorder, but psychological ones as well, which leads one in a direction towards a deeper understanding as to the seemingly non-physical aspects that govern all of existence.  The Eclectic school of thought also recognizes the importance of ‘Singles’, i.e. the use of one particular herb, administered in drop doses, in the healing of a particular state of disorder; which, as a natural part of the healing process, includes paying careful attention to discrete ‘Black Letter Symptoms’ that indicate the use of a given herb in the treatment of an ailment, as well as the use of the traditional oriental techniques of pulse and tongue diagnosis to both recognize more deeply the nature of the internal disorder as well as to ‘tweak’ the dosage of an herbal remedy to more closely fit the constitutional state of the individual.

To further expound upon and to evolve these time-honored ideas, Seelie Apothecary has taken a particular interest in a stream of biological research begun in the mid-19th century by Dr. Antoine Béchamp of France; a stream that was subsequently carried forward into the 1950’s and 1960’s by Korean research Dr. Bonghan Kim as well as American researcher Dr. Royal Raymond Rife (see Research section of this website for more information).  Essentially, the Apothecary wishes to draw from this research to deepen our understanding as to why it is that herbs act upon the body and the mind in the ways that they do, as a means of ultimately creating a better system of health care and healing for all living organisms by correcting a great many long-standing errors in the fields of anatomy, physiology, psychology, and medicine.


Seelie Apothecary has available, after each spring season, a select variety of herbal tinctures.

All remedies are available in 1 oz. tincture bottles, and are free of charge.

If you are interested in any of the herbal remedies listed in the document below, please contact the shop directly at seelieapothecary@gmail.com

Click here to download a complete list of herbal remedies currently available at the shop [free PDF download].  This list also includes descriptions containing the healing modalities of the herbs that are held at the Apothecary.

Click here to download the Seelie Apothecary Dosage Instructions Guide [free PDF download]


Seelie Apothecary is currently conducting research in the area of the true and underlying nature of the phenomenon of cellular growth, reproduction/division, and eventual break-down.  This research is being approached from a two-fold perspective, drawing on the original works of Korean researcher Dr. Bonghan Kim, who himself discovered (during the late 1950’s and into the 1960’s) that the bodies of all biological organisms contain a third anatomical micro-vascular system that corresponds closely to the ancient oriental concept of the Meridian system; or, as it is called in the Korean tongue, the Kyungrak System.  Dr. Kim’s original research continues to be conducted today by Dr. Kwang-Sup Soh and associates of the Nano Primo Research Center at Seoul National University in South Korea, with this heretofore unknown third vascular system now being termed the Primo Vascular System.

In addition to drawing directly from Kim’s research, Seelie Apothecary is also looking closely at the work done throughout the latter half of the 19th century by Dr. Antoine Béchamp of France, whose seminal discoveries into the phenomenon of Microzymas (translated into English as ‘tiny ferments’) revealed that all biological/living forms are built up and subsequently broken down by tiny, autonomous living entities (known as ‘microzymas’) which are pleomorphic in nature, meaning that they are able to synthesize together to form the nucleus of all cells, and to undergo morphological changes to form all known bacteria, yeasts, fungi, and molds, with viruses appearing to play a unique, and perhaps as yet undiscovered role in this cycle.  These ‘microzymas’, as Béchamp dubbed them, appear to serve as the prime material units of life matter.  Closely tied to this stream of research are the works of Dr. Royal Raymond Rife of America, Dr. Gaston Naessens of French Canada, and Dr. Günther Enderlein of Germany.

In no uncertain terms, the scientific research being done in these areas reveals wholly new insights into the nature of all forms of biological life, and corrects a great many long-standing errors in the fields of anatomy, physiology, and medicine, up to and including the true nature of cellular formation, growth, and decay, as well as the true nature of genetics.  Seelie Apothecary wishes to draw from this research in an effort to deepen human understanding as to the healing modalities of herbs, as a means of gaining more insight into why it is that herbal remedies work in the ways that they do.

More to come soon, including a library which will make freely available the original works of the researchers listed above…