Doctors of antiquity, such as Hippocrates, already swore by the health-promoting effect of the medicinal drink Oxymel. Translated, it means sour honey, because its main ingredients are vinegar ("oxos") and honey ("meli"), as well as additional herbs or spices, depending on the intended effect. In the meantime, this miracle remedy has unfortunately fallen into oblivion. Especially now in autumn, when we want to get everything going again and get the toxins out, the old tried and tested vinegar-honey-herb mix can support us. The honey-vinegar drink is the healthy alternative to alcoholic tinctures and is therefore even suitable for children. As a healing and tonic, it is used for numerous complaints.
The health benefits and effects of Oxymel
The active acetic acid bacteria of naturally left vinegar from local production (not pasteurised) nourish our beneficial intestinal cells. Cold-stirred honey contains around 200 ingredients, including amino acids, minerals, enzymes and many more. When it comes to honey, you should also look for regional producers and choose unpasteurised honey. This means that sour honey has a particularly digestive, disinfectant, antibacterial, wound-healing and anti-inflammatory effect and also tastes surprisingly good. When choosing herbs, you can use those whose effect you need in sour honey. Particularly recommended are cleansing, metabolism-activating or detoxifying medicinal and natural herbs such as nettle.
As Oxymel is rich in antioxidants, it has an antipyretic and soothing effect, strengthens the immune system and detoxifies. Due to its high mineral content, Oxymel is suitable for all people with mineral deficiencies as well as muscle cramps. Especially adults in old age as well as children and adolescents in growth, who have an increased need for vital substances, benefit from this drink. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it has a positive effect on rheumatism, gout and arthrosis. It reduces fever, promotes expectoration in the case of coughs and soothes irritations in the case of all stomach and digestive complaints such as heartburn. It is also suitable for athletes as an isotonic drink.
Use of sour honey
Adults take about two to three tablespoons daily dissolved in a lukewarm glass of water about half an hour before eating to strengthen the immune system. Ideally, a course of treatment should be taken for at least three weeks to get the immune system going. Children take one to two tablespoons of the tincture dissolved in a glass of water or fruit juice to strengthen the immune system or in case of fever. Oxymel can also be used to round off salad dressings, soups or sauces.
The sour honey can even be used externally. For sunburn and insect bites, the tincture can be diluted with water in a 1:1 ratio, soak a cloth in it and apply it like a compress to the corresponding areas. Tip: Mix Oxymel with mineral water - this makes a tasty and healthy refreshing drink.
Try Oxymel and benefit from the more than 200 health-promoting active ingredients in honey and vinegar.