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Make an Oxymel with me!

Jul 02, 2024

So many herbs are popping up in the garden now! There are so many things you can do with your herbs, but have your tried an Oxymel? Read below for some reasons why you should give this a shot, and check out the video above for directions. 

Amazing facts about Oxymels! 🍯 🌱

1. Digestive Aid: Oxymels -which are a combination of vinegar and honey, can help stimulate digestion and alleviate digestive discomfort. The acidity in Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) boosts digestive fire, while honey soothes the digestive tract. Taking oxymels before or after meals can support proper digestion and provide relief from conditions like indigestion, bloating, and heartburn.

2. Herbal Therapeutic Effects: When herbs are infused in oxymels, their specific medicinal properties are extracted into the mixture, enhancing its overall benefits. For example, thyme is known for its antimicrobial properties and can help soothe coughs and respiratory congestion. Ginger for its anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits. Rosemary is rich in antioxidants and Elderberry is known for its immune-boosting properties and may help reduce the severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms.

3. Immune Support: Honey has antimicrobial properties that can help fight off harmful bacteria and v*ruses, while ACV contains antioxidants and probiotics that support overall imm*ne function.

4. Respiratory Relief: Oxymels can be beneficial for respiratory health. They help to loosen mucus and relieve congestion which can be especially helpful during cold and flu seasons or for people who often have respiratory conditions like coughs, bronchitis, or sinus congestion.

The sky is the limit with creativity when concocting your potion! Because of this they can be uniquely tailored to your specific needs and it makes them a very versatile and potent folk medicine remedy.

After you strain your herbs, if stored in a cool, dark, dry place they can last roughly 6 months. Definitely something you want in your home medicine chest! 

You can also make a nice herbal mocktail by adding 1-2 oz of your oxymel with some ice and sparkling water! It's a super refreshing and hydrating summer drink! 

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