The Medieval Apothecary 

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When the body is treated from a holistic perspective, healing emanates from the inside out. Natural remedies provoke a cure by balancing and supporting the body's own efforts to heal itself.

Herbs and essential oils are gentle in balancing and restoring the body to its natural state.

Emotional and physical symptoms are more easily resolved when correct nutrition is applied.

                                              REMEDY AND OIL BY COLOUR


Gold: Adrenal glands

Silver: Thyroid gland

Bronze: Pituitary gland

Copper: Gonadal glands

Iron: Hypothalamus

Clay: Parathyroid

Red: Heart

Orange: Pancreas

Yellow: Lymph system

Green: Liver

Blue: Lungs

Purple: Muscles

Brown: Intestine

Black: Kidneys

White: Brain

Clear: Immune system

Pink: Reproductive system

Peach: Skin

Burgundy: Joints

Lime: Gallbladder

Chocolate: Small Intestine

Navy: Hair & nails

Ivory: Bones/skeletal

Beige: Stomach

Dark Green: Detox System

Cream: Nervous System

Crimson: Red blood cell

Scarlet: Spleen

Turquoise: Cell

Sunshine: Arms & legs

Coffee: Appendix

Violet: Diaphragm

Light Blue: Pharynx

Khaki: Nose/sinus

Fuchsia: Mouth, tongue, throat

Moss: Sphincters

Pewter: Bladder

Opal: Eggs/sperm

Steel: Hands & Feet

Magenta: Mammary glands
Marine: Embryo

Mauve: Bodily fluids

Sable: Teeth/gums

Coral: Animals

Sunrise: Eyes

Sunset: Ears

COLOUR and oil:

Gold: Hyssop

Silver: Balsam

Bronze: Tansy

Copper: Aloe

Iron: Spikenard

Clay: Myrtle

Red: Cinnamon

Orange: Orange

Yellow: Citronella

Green: Clary Sage

Blue: Eucalyptus

Purple: Lavender

Brown: Cedar

Black: Anise

White: Camphor

Clear: Melissa

Pink: Rosehip

Peach: Jasmine

Burgundy: Ledum

Lime: Galbanum

Chocolate: Patchouli

Navy: Fennel

Ivory: Helisynchrum

Beige: Juniper

Dark Green: Oregano
Cream: Onychra

Crimson: Geranium

Scarlet: Bergamot

Turquoise: Cistus

Sunshine: Lemonbalm

Coffee: Clove

Violet: Myrrh

Light Blue: Licorice

Khaki: Spearmint

Fuchsia: Peppermint

Moss: Holy basil

Pewter: Cypress

Opal: Ylang ylang

Steel: Petit Grain

Magenta: Frankincense
Marine: Cassia

Mauve: Rose

Sable: Sandalwood

Coral: Ginger

Sunrise: Lemon

Sunset: Tea tree


Buy local organic produce in season. Buy food in its whole natural state, as it was grown. Cook whole foods lightly, using fresh herbs and spices, with cold pressed oils such as olive to enhance the flavor.

Read the list of whole foods and decide what to purchase based on your taste. The more whole foods you try, the more you will become accustomed to cooking and preparing them, and your health will blossom: you will lose weight, look vibrant, and have more energy to exercise. 

Your diet will be naturally high in soluble fiber and contain the saccharides and polysaccharides necessary for cellular communication and immune function if you select from the CLEAR group each day: also consume beans, gums, psyllium, sea vegetables, oats and oat bran, brown rice and rice bran.

Select a food from each color group on a daily basis, to get all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants needed for a strong constitution.  Colours must be balanced to prevent cancer according to the latest medical studies, including beta-carotene and lycopene, so be sure to include a food of each colour group every day.

We encourage you to exchange food colourings in refined foods for a food of the same colour from this list. 

Rainbow Foods List

Whole foods by colour:
Black: blackstrap molasses, wild rice,
black Panda licorice, black beans, olives, pepper.
Brown: barley, spelt, kamut, amaranth, quinoa, teff,
oats, brown rice, buckwheat, whole wheat,
rye, unsweetened hot and cold cereal, 
sourdough bread.
Orange: orange and brown lentils, aduki beans,
black-eyed peas, split peas, yams, squash, oranges,
peaches, papaya, nectarines.
 Red: ground turkey, wild salmon, buffalo meat, lamb,
cherries, pomegranate, cranberries, apples, tomatoes,
watermelon, strawberries.
White: goat and cow milk and cheeses
  almond and rice cheese; sesame seeds, tahini, white rice;
almond, oat, or rice milk; whey powder, chicken, white fish,millet, tofu, soy.
 Blue: blueberries, bilberries,
blue corn chips,  plums, prunes, yogurt.
Green:  vegetables: spinach, green beans, sprouts, broccoli,
salad greens, romaine, artichoke, kale, avocado.
Yellow: seeds and nuts;
macadamia nut butter, cashew, hazelnut, or almond,
sesame butter, sunflower seed butter;
 extra-virgin olive oil, quinoa, corn, 
raw butter, coconut butter, lecithin, hemp seed oil, pineapple, bananas.
Clear: psyllium, oat bran, rice bran, xanthan gum, carageenan, guar gum, kelp, aloe vera, glucosamine, sea vegetables,
 ice cream.
Purple: grapes, grape juice, raisins, eggplant, purple cabbage.
 Pink: grapefruit, shellfish, herbal teas.
For a more comprehensive list: visit Eating By The Rainbow

The Rainbow Program 

You can use The Rainbow Program in naturopathic clinics, support groups, health food stores, hospital programs or counselling. It works well with both children and adults, and is designed to cross language barriers.

For clinical sessions on healthy eating and shopping by the rainbow and other topics, contact licensed nutritionist and Certified Health Coach Emily Isaacson. 

Phone 1-604-832-2252