Kitchen Lab herbalist cabinet for homemade remedies from the garden via www.pithandvigor.comCold, flu and winter allergy season has already started in our house.  When the heat came on a few weeks back I was instantly plagued with intense allergy symptoms (I have a mouse allergy and I  have finally figured out that those little buggers – and their nastiness – are all over inside my old house heating ducts ).

Kitchen Lab herbalist cabinet for homemade remedies from the garden via www.pithandvigor.com

I like to tough things out if I can.  It’s not that I have an intractable nature, it’s just that I find so many ailments come with cures whose side effects are as bad or worse than the original problem.  Like now for instance, the allergy attack led to an immediate sinus infection whose antibiotic treatment is currently wreaking havoc on other parts of my body (which I don’t care to discuss).

Kitchen Lab herbalist cabinet for homemade remedies from the garden via www.pithandvigor.com

I am however interested in learning more about herbal remedies.  I figure at the very least I can become more knowledgeable about plants and their properties and the science behind their uses and at best I get a little relief and assistance while I hold out waiting to see if something goes away on its own or with a little of the right natural encouragement.

Kitchen Lab herbalist cabinet for homemade remedies from the garden via www.pithandvigor.com

I’ve been starting to read up and learn, but when I came across this natural kitchen, designed by Nienke van de Pol I decided to go all in.    Unfortunately this particularly pretty cabinet that comes with all the pretty implements isn’t in my budget but I do like the idea of a home Kitchen Lab for making my own self-care remedies straight from the garden.  I think it will be housed inside the existing dining room cabinet – along with the liquor (they go together right?).  As Nienka says: “Today’s circumstances force us to take the initiative when it comes to our health….[and] By exploring you will find how easy it is to make your own self care remedies for everyday ailments.”

images Studio Nienka Van De Pol

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