A dose of Colombian chocolate and Himalayan salt can do positively scientific things to your brain and bloodstream.
It’s no placebo.
Karyn Schwartz concurs. The resident homeopath of Sugar Pill stocks the shelves of her old-school apothecary with loads of sundries — as well as savories and sweets — to make you feel good.
Medicinal and culinary herbs are shelved alongside potions that give homemade cocktails healing powers. Consider a prescription of Blackstrap bitters — as well as raw materials to concoct your own tinctures, like cinchona bark, rose hip, and lemon verbena.
Along with an array of salts (wild fennel and nigella), there are goat milk cajeta caramels, chocolate-covered edamame, and local honey. Schwartz is on hand to recommend holistic remedies or mix made-to-order teas (everything from throat soothers to aphrodisiacs are possible).
In love already? Maybe that’s the medicine talking.
Sugar Pill, 900 East Pine Street (206-322-7455 or sugarpillseattle.com).