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The Organic Pharmacy’s Margo Marrone writes a prescription for New Yorkers with her first book


The Organic Pharmacy's first stateside dispensary in Beverly Hills
The Organic Pharmacy's first stateside dispensary in Beverly Hills

Margo Marrone, founder of the Organic Pharmacy, leads the green-beauty scene in London with her three shops that stock skin-care, makeup, and supplements, and a clinic that offers uberholistic counseling and facials.  Now New Yorkers can consult with the pharmacist-turned-homeopathic-beauty-expert through her new book, The Organic Pharmacy: The Complete Guide to Natural Health and Beauty.

The practical (and pretty) reference book offers homeopathic solutions, herbal remedies, and nutritional advice for more than 30 conditions—from irritable bowel and hay fever to sleeplessness.

And Marrone’s intelligence won’t insult yours: Two chapters on skin care explain how to make herbal tinctures, not homemade face masks, for concerns like acne and eczema.OrganicPharmBook

It seems written for the eager, holistically inclined urbanite who’s already drunk the mugwort Kool-Aid and loaded her fridge with probiotics and flax seed oil. That’s probably why Marrone, who recommends detoxing to see “what the body can clear up on its own,” harps on the importance of seeing a homeopath throughout. (We’re not sure whom the visual index of food is intended for. Is there anyone who can’t ID an apple?)

What’s next for Marrone? An Organic Pharmacy for New York City by year’s end. Now that’s a prescription we can use.

The Organic Pharmacy: The Complete Guide to Natural Health and Beauty, $24.95 at www.theorganicpharmacy.com. Marrone’s line of makeup called Organic Glam is available at New London Pharmacy in Chelsea.

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