Oxymels and Vinegars

Oxymels and vinegars are ancient forms of medicine that have been utlized over the ages, and for good reason. These plant medicines store well and are incredibly easy to make and take daily.

An oxymel is a simple blend of herbs, vinegar and honey. Oxymels harmoniously blend sour and sweet, softening the sharper edges for the tastebuds. They make raw garlic and other pungent or bitter herbs easier to ingest for a cold and flu, which is quite a feat.

A vinegar is a very easy way to prepare plant medicines with one base ingredient - and are incredibly rewarding to make. They are truly lovely on your salad as a dressing or diluted in warm water as a daily tonic. You can even use herbal vinegars as cleaning  hair rinses.

Intuition Enhacing Oxymel

This oxymel combines aromatic plants with a simple folksy approach to medicine making, yielding a divine treat that will strengthen your psychic abiities. You can take it neat or add to sparking water for a luscious, refeshing beverage.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup dried tulsi leaf

1 cup dried mugwort leaf/flowers

1/2 cup dried lavender flowers

unpasteurized raw apple cider vinegar

raw local honey

METHOD

Combine your dried herbal ingredients in the sterilized jar. Pour over the vinegar until the jar looks half full.

Top off the remaining space with raw honey.

Place a piece of parchment paper on top of your preparation and secure with a plastic lid. Label with the plant ingredients used, date made and any other pertinent information.

Place your jar in front of a window to infuse, shaking it daily. Let it sit for 2 to 4 weeks before you strain and enjoy.

 

Oxymel Combinations

These are a few decicious suggestions to try, using the method above.

Elderberry, Mullein, Red Clover, Tulsi

To support immunitiy and combat cold or flu.

 

Red Clover, Raspberry Leaf, Nettle Leaf

A mineral-rich tonic combination to enhance nourishment and replensih.

 

Turmeric, Ginger, Lemon Balm

To release the sunshine, lift mood and spirit.

 

Gotu Kola, Oat Straw, Rosemary

To activate and enhance the power of the brain.

Feel free to play around with this recipe using different herbs but also different vinegars. And most of all, ENJOY!

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