Herbal Oxymels

Herbal Oxymels

Ginger, Garlic and Onion Oxymel

In a jar fill with sliced onions, white or yellow, packed in well. Sweet onions do not seem to work as well, so stick to white or yellow. Add to it grated or sliced ginger, and sliced garlic to fill in the cracks. Make sure you have plenty of room left to cover all with honey. Allow this to steep for about 2 weeks and strain and add almost an equal amount of vinegar. You can also add some fresh lemon or orange peel. This can also be made as a glycerite. This is good for coughs, sore throats and overall health, vitality and wellbeing. Have fun with these great immunity boosting herbal oxymels.
herbal oxymel

Other Herbs that are great in Oxymels.

Personally I really like to use fresh herbs in these formulations. I feel like the fresh herbs infuse better in the honey. Herbal Oxymels are so much fun to make and use.
Bee Balm (Monarda): sore throat, antibacterial, helpful for thick congested coughs, and fever.
Peppermint, Spearmint: These herbs are known for easing digestive complaints, upset stomach and helpful for nausea.
Elder flowers and buds: specific for sore throats, immune stimulating
Oregano: Oregano is coveted in so many societies because it is antibacterial, antiviral, and beneficial for upper respiratory infections and fungal issues.
Rosemary: Helpful for issues affecting energy levels and circulation issues, this can be supportive for digestion and the nervous system and memory. Limit use when pregnant, avoid daily or medicinal use, that being said in many countries women eat Rosemary every day, fresh, in salads and savory dishes.
Raspberry Leaves: Overall Raspberry leaves are considered one of the best women’s tonic herbs, mildly astringent, and full of nutrients. Helpful for menstrual issues, PMS, and menopause issues.
Sage: is a helpful antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral herb. Contraindications: not for breastfeeding, it inhibits milk flow, not use by pregnant or nursing women.
Thyme: often used for upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, coughs antiviral and antibacterial.
Ginger: Shredded ginger, is great for nausea and digestion in an oxymel.
Echinacea: Respiratory tract infections, use the fresh root, for optimal results.

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