Herbal wellness center brings clinic & apothecary to Burlington


REPORTER: KATHERINE ELMER IS AN REPORTER: KATHERINE ELMER IS AN
HERBALIST. HERBALIST.
>>I WORK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF>>I WORK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
VERMONT. VERMONT.
I TEACH HERBAL MEDICINE UP I TEACH HERBAL MEDICINE UP
THERE. THERE.
REPORTER: SHE’S ALSO ONE OF THE REPORTER: SHE’S ALSO ONE OF THE
FOUNDERS OF THE BURLINGTON HERB FOUNDERS OF THE BURLINGTON HERB
CLINIC AND RAILYARD APOTHECARY. CLINIC AND RAILYARD APOTHECARY.
>>BRINGING PLANT-BASED MEDICINE>>BRINGING PLANT-BASED MEDICINE
TO OUR COMMUNITY. TO OUR COMMUNITY.
REPORTER: THE APOTHECARY IS THE REPORTER: THE APOTHECARY IS THE
FIRST THING YOU SEE WHEN YOU FIRST THING YOU SEE WHEN YOU
WALK IN. WALK IN.
>>A LOT OF THE THINGS WE’RE>>A LOT OF THE THINGS WE’RE
SELLING HERE YOU REALLY CAN’T SELLING HERE YOU REALLY CAN’T
GET ANYWHERE ELSE IN CHITTENDEN GET ANYWHERE ELSE IN CHITTENDEN
COUNTY IN A RETAIL WAY. COUNTY IN A RETAIL WAY.
REPORTER: THAT INCLUDES THINGS REPORTER: THAT INCLUDES THINGS
LIKE ASHWEGANDA ROOT AND OTHER LIKE ASHWEGANDA ROOT AND OTHER
ROOTS, HERBS EVEN TINCTURES. ROOTS, HERBS EVEN TINCTURES.
>>A LIQUID EXTRACT OF AN HERB>>A LIQUID EXTRACT OF AN HERB
THAT’S CONCENTRATED. THAT’S CONCENTRATED.
REPORTER: THEY SOURCE LOCALLY REPORTER: THEY SOURCE LOCALLY
WHEN THEY CAN, SOMETIMES DRYING WHEN THEY CAN, SOMETIMES DRYING
THE HERBS RIGHT THERE. THE HERBS RIGHT THERE.
BUT THIS PLACE IS ABOUT MUCH BUT THIS PLACE IS ABOUT MUCH
MORE THAN WHAT’S ON THE SHELF MORE THAN WHAT’S ON THE SHELF
>>AND THEN WE WANTED TO PROVIDE>>AND THEN WE WANTED TO PROVIDE
A FULL SERVICE EXPERIENCE WITH A FULL SERVICE EXPERIENCE WITH
HERBS. SO URBAN MOONSHINE HERBS. SO URBAN MOONSHINE
PROVIDES THE PROVIDES THE
NATIONALLY-DISTRIBUTED VERY NATIONALLY-DISTRIBUTED VERY
HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTS; THE HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTS; THE
BURLINGTON HERB CLINIC PROVIDES BURLINGTON HERB CLINIC PROVIDES
ONE-ON-ONE EDUCATION AND ONE-ON-ONE EDUCATION AND
SELF-CARE FOCUSING ON HERBS AND SELF-CARE FOCUSING ON HERBS AND
WHOLE-FOODS NUTRITION. WHOLE-FOODS NUTRITION.
THE RAILYARD APOTHECARY SUPPLIES THE RAILYARD APOTHECARY SUPPLIES
TO OUR CLIENTS AND TO THE TO OUR CLIENTS AND TO THE
GENERAL PUBLIC. GENERAL PUBLIC.
REPORTER: FOR THE CLINIC YOU CAN REPORTER: FOR THE CLINIC YOU CAN
WALK-IN, OR MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WALK-IN, OR MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
FOR A LONGER MORE IN-DEPTH FOR A LONGER MORE IN-DEPTH
SESSION. SESSION.
>>WE DON’T FOCUS ON DISEASE AND>>WE DON’T FOCUS ON DISEASE AND
TREATMENT OF DISEASE. SO YES, TREATMENT OF DISEASE. SO YES,
WE USE DIFFERENT TOOLS — WE USE WE USE DIFFERENT TOOLS — WE USE
HERBS RATHER THAN DRUGS BUT OUR HERBS RATHER THAN DRUGS BUT OUR
PHILOSOPHY IS ALSO REALLY BASED PHILOSOPHY IS ALSO REALLY BASED
ON WELLNESS AND SUPPORTING THE ON WELLNESS AND SUPPORTING THE
BODY’S INHERENT ABILITY TO HEAL. BODY’S INHERENT ABILITY TO HEAL.
REPORTER: SOME CRITICS OF REPORTER: SOME CRITICS OF
TRADITIONAL WESTERN MEDICINE AND TRADITIONAL WESTERN MEDICINE AND
ITS PHARMACEUTICALS SAY IT ITS PHARMACEUTICALS SAY IT
DOESN’T DO ENOUGH WITH DOESN’T DO ENOUGH WITH
PREVENTION ESPECIALLY IN THE PREVENTION ESPECIALLY IN THE
FAST-BASED, STRESSFUL WORLD MOST FAST-BASED, STRESSFUL WORLD MOST
OF US LIVE IN OF US LIVE IN
AND ELMER SAYS THAT’S WHERE THE AND ELMER SAYS THAT’S WHERE THE
APOTHECARY CAN REALLY FILL A APOTHECARY CAN REALLY FILL A
NEED. NEED.
>>OUR FOOD SYSTEM AND OUR>>OUR FOOD SYSTEM AND OUR
MEDICAL SYSTEM ARE NOT MEDICAL SYSTEM ARE NOT
SUPPORTING PEOPLE AT A TIME WHEN SUPPORTING PEOPLE AT A TIME WHEN
THEY CAN PREVENT HEART DISEASE THEY CAN PREVENT HEART DISEASE
CANCER, DIABETES. WE REALLY CANCER, DIABETES. WE REALLY
NEED PEOPLE WHO CAN BE EDUCATED NEED PEOPLE WHO CAN BE EDUCATED
ABOUTHOW TO CARE FOR THEMSELVES ABOUTHOW TO CARE FOR THEMSELVES
TO PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OF TO PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OF
THOSE DISEASES AND PLANTS ARE A THOSE DISEASES AND PLANTS ARE A
HUGE PART OF THAT. HUGE PART OF THAT.
REPORTER: ELMER SAYS COMBING REPORTER: ELMER SAYS COMBING
THE CONSULTATION AND EDUCATION THE CONSULTATION AND EDUCATION
PARTS WITH STAFF THAT OFFER PARTS WITH STAFF THAT OFFER
DIFFERENT SPECIALTIES IS UNIQUE. DIFFERENT SPECIALTIES IS UNIQUE.
>>SOME OF US ARE MORE>>SOME OF US ARE MORE
INTERESTED IN EDUCATION; SOME OF INTERESTED IN EDUCATION; SOME OF
US ARE MORE INTERESTED IN THE US ARE MORE INTERESTED IN THE
SCIENCE AND CONNECTION WITH THE SCIENCE AND CONNECTION WITH THE
MEDICAL CENTER; SOME OF US ARE MEDICAL CENTER; SOME OF US ARE
MORE INTERESTED IN THE MORE INTERESTED IN THE
FORMULATION OF BEAUTIFUL-TASTING FORMULATION OF BEAUTIFUL-TASTING
PRODUCTS. PRODUCTS.
REPORTER: THERE’S ALSO A YOGA REPORTER: THERE’S ALSO A YOGA
STUDIO INSIDE TO INCORPORATE THE STUDIO INSIDE TO INCORPORATE THE
WHOLE PERSON. WHOLE PERSON.
>>IT’S A REALLY INTEGRATIVE>>IT’S A REALLY INTEGRATIVE
OPPORTUNITY. OPPORTUNITY.
BRIAN: ELMER SAYS THEY PLAN TO BRIAN: ELMER SAYS THEY PLAN TO
START WORKING WITH VETERANS AND START WORKING WITH VETERANS AND
PEOPLE RECOVERING FOR ADDICTION. PEOPLE RECOVERING FOR ADDICTION.
STEPHANIE: BURLINGTON HERB STEPHANIE: BURLINGTON HERB
CLINIC AND RAILYARD APOTHECARY CLINIC AND RAILYARD APOTHECARY
ARE IN THE RAILYARD AND THE VERY

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