Food: Good taste - The Farmacia organic juice bar
Saturday 06 February 1999
Farmacia - a pharmacy in London's Covent Garden which provides both traditional and complementary medicines - recently opened an organic juice bar. According to Sanjay Bhandari, who launched the centre with his sister Meenu, Farmacia offers a natural alternative for coping with the stresses and strains of modern life. Rather than competing with the latest trend for juice bars, Farmacia takes a holistic approach, using formulations from on-site professional herbalists. Fresh juices such as pineapple, cucumber and blackcurrant are combined with "feel-good herbs", tinctures and extracts such as echinaca, schisandra and ginko to form Organic Liquid Health Solutions.
You can choose from energiser boost, immune boost, power boost, brain boost, detox, and relax, or have one made up for your own individual requirements. Some high-flyers who swear by the energiser boost, containing wheatgrass, spirulina and fresh juices to counter the effects of jet-lag, have even been known to call in for a fix on the way home from the airport.
February sees the launch of Farmacia's four-week detox plan, which includes holistic beauty therapy, massage, a consultation with a medical herbalist and a nutritional assessment - much more enjoyable than eating grapes for a week. Aoife O'Riordain
Farmacia, 169 Drury Lane, London WC2 (0171-831 0830) www.farmacia.co.uk
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