Dr Mistry in his days behind the dispensary
Born in Kenya in 1941 to Indian parents, Dr Mistry held a strong interest in nature as a child.
As he grew up he joined the scouts and there learnt many ways to use nature to help take care of himself and others.
While still in Africa he became a teacher and one of his passions was passing his knowledge of natural healing on to his students.
In 1965 aged 24 he came over to England with the aim of becoming a pharmacist. With his African qualifications holding little weight, he started off fresh by getting A-levels in the science subjects and overcame poverty, working nights as a waiter and washing dishes, going on to study Pharmacy at Brighton University. Here he was lucky to have a chance to study at their pharmacognacy unit.
From here he began his career with Boots the Chemist working his way up to a management position in their Edgeware Road branch, while he enjoyed this, he was always restricted by being a small part of a big company. In 1972, just 7 years after coming to England he opened his first pharmacy in Hendon. This allowed him to explore his ideas further without the limits that come with working for someone else. In 1975 he got the opportunity to acquire a shop not too far away in South End Green with a house for his young family above. He took it up and sold his Hendon shop to pay for it. He called it The House of Mistry.
Living above the shop he turned the family kitchen into a makeshift lab and spent much of his free time developing Homeopathic, Ayurvedic and other natural remedy's along with other products for natural living.
Dr Mistry on the organic fruit
stall outside the shop
In the time since then he has developed over 100 products and has constantly developed his knowledge through courses, research and discussions with others in his and related fields. He has won a number of awards for his work during this time. He was keen that all products come from natural and organic sources and where possible this is the case to this day.
Even today Dr Mistry spends much time researching and developing his products as well as giving free consultations to his patients every Saturday (contact us for further details or to arrange an appointment)