6 – For the Love of the Game

As the 2018 Lady Lions finish out what has been a stellar season complete with a Sectional Championship, our sixth Memory Monday looks back to the first Lady Lion team to win Sectionals in 1975. If you stop by #3 Lyon Block at the Salem Apothecary during the winter, you will most likely find the pharmacist…

5 – William Rudder Sr. & The 500lb Safe

Of the four pharmacy businesses that have lived in #3 Lyon Block on the Salem Square, the Rudder Dynasty was the longest, serving Washington County for 58 years. This week’s Memory Monday is about William Rudder Senior who began that dynasty. William Rudder was the son of a preacher.  He was a mill owner and…

4 – H Make the Best Better

As January turns to February, we look forward to spring break and to the time of year to begin thinking about 4-H.  Enrolling, picking projects, selecting animals for showing, becoming Junior Leaders. We at the Salem Apothecary have always been big supporters of 4-H in Washington County, so this week I wanted to share my…

3 – Elevate Yourself: H.D. Henderson, Apothecary

People quite often ask why we call our business an “Apothecary”. So this week we wanted to share the story of the first Apothecary to work in #3 Lyon Block, H.D. Henderson who brought modern medicinal remedies as well as modern mechanics to Salem with his safety elevator. D. Henderson was truly an Apothecary of…

2 – The Flu Epidemic of 1918

As the current flu season intensifies, I have had several inquiries for a Homeopathic product that treats those symptoms.  In making my recommendations to our customers, I am reminded of the old saying “Everything that goes around, comes around.”  So, we come to another Memory Monday this time looking at the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918, its…

1 – The Building: #3 Lyon Block

Since 1875, #3 Lyon Block – the current home of Salem Apothecary on the north west side of the Salem Square – has been standing watch over the health and well being of Washington County.  Built by Dawson Lyon, Lyon block is the oldest standing building on the Salem Square and since it’s completion has…

The Newest Old Thing: Essential Oils

Essential Oils are the newest old thing on the Wellness and Health care Horizon. The volatile liquids, steam distilled from various parts of a variety of plants are considered to be Essential Oils. Chemical, they are lipid soluble, small molecules that can be easily absorbed thru the ski, inhaled or taken orally in some instances….

30 Years and Going Strong

Longevity in business says a lot, especially for a locally owned business in a small town. Rebecca prides herself in the business she and her husband, Phil, bought in 1985. Salem Apothecary has had its ups and downs, but it is known as a permanent fixture on the Salem town square. It is the go-to pharmacy for…

Get the best Medicare plan for your needs

Medicare Part D, every year the plans change and it can be so confusing for everyone. That’s one of the many reasons Rebecca takes the time to talk to seniors about their plans. She can sit down with each person individually and look at plan comparisons to find the one that fits your health needs and…

Control your cholesterol the natural way

Do you know your numbers? You’re never too young to have your cholesterol checked and get your base numbers. Ideally, your total cholesterol should be less than 200. Your LDL, or the bad cholesterol, should be 130 or lower and your HDL, or good cholesterol, should be over 50. It is also important for your…

Help your body fight off cold and flu season naturally

Have you ever wondered why a viral infection takes out three members of a family of five, but the other two members don’t get the virus? Or grandmother is put to bed by a cold that everyone else hardly feels? It all has to do with your own immune system; your natural body defense system. If that defense…

Essential oils get rid of lice

There has been a lot of talk recently about “super lice” or lice that is resistant to over-the-counter remedies. Rebecca is here to tell you, this is nothing new. Lice has been somewhat resistant since the late 1990s. And that’s why she has been compounding her own all-natural cure for lice for years. It’s made…