Oxymel | Tulsi/Holy Basil, 4 oz
Oxymel – Latin meaning “acid and honey” was made famous by Hippocrates who prescribed it for numerous afflictions. And while it may be a lost remedy too most it has remained one of many techniques used in the herbal community to deliver the medicinal benefits of plants.
When it comes to "food as medicine", Oxymels are one of our favorites. Our is a triple strength extraction/infusion of herbs in a 2:1 mixture of vinegar and honey. As with all of our vinegars it is good for you, and delicious too!
Holy Basil/Tulsi has a long tradition of use to support a healthy response to stress, maintain blood sugar levels, nourish the mind and elevate the spirit.
1 teaspoon taken any way you like: hot and cold teas, spritzers, soups and cocktails, a popular medicinal beverage in the 1700's.
ingredients: raw organic apple cider vinegar, raw unfiltered honey, fresh organic tulsi/holy basil leaves.
1 tsp has 10 calories and 2.8 grams of sugar. 23 serving per bottle.
As with all herbal remedies if you are pregnant or nursing, have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs, please consult with your doctor before use.
As a health booster take 1 tablespoon one to two times per day. Best results when taking it at the same time daily as part of a healthy diet.
- A tablespoon before breakfast. This gives you all the sugar busting benefits of the vinegar and get's the day off to a great start. Most popular.
- A tablespoon at bedtime, traditionally for things like leg cramps and metabolism (sugar).
- Our favorite is a tablespoon in the afternoon when you are feeling that natural energy dip and food craving. This will crush that craving and give you energy and appetite control till dinner.
- For indigestion start with half a tablespoon and increase to a full tablespoon as needed.
STRAIGHT OR MIXED?
That is totally up to you. What it should be is pleasant and enjoyable, so make it any way you like it.
- If you drink it straight it's best to follow with a water chaser.
- If you mix it, again it's up to you, we like a ratio of 1:1 in the morning when we are in a hurry. Other times we put it in a glass of 4 to 8 ounces of water or juice when we are in the mood to linger a little. Try pineapple, grapefruit or tomato.
- When we are feeling a bit under the weather we will double up and take 2 tablespoons in 8 oz hot water for the extra boost and hydration.
- We have also been known to add it to sparkling water just for fun!
- For Water and Bubbley Water - Start with a Tablespoon of Tonic in 1/2 cup of water and adjust to your taste, add a lemon or orange twist for an extra bit of freshness.
- Tonics really shine in unsweetened teas of all flavors and a little goes a long way to bring out the flavor of the tea and vinegar. Start with a Teaspoon of your favorite tonic in 6 oz of cold or hot tea, adjust till you get it just right.
- We will be posting more recipes on our blog page in the very near future.
Please tell us how you like to drink it, and always remember... There is no wrong way to enjoy your vinegar elixir.