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Oxymel - Mint Thyme

Oxymel - Mint Thyme

8 oz

An oxymel is a type of herbal elixir made from vinegar and honey. The word oxymel comes from the ancient Greek words “oxys” meaning “acid” and “meli” meaning “honey”. The simplest description is an herbal extraction of vinegar and raw honey. Oxymels are often used to help boost the immune system, soothe dry throats, and temper digestive issues. They are also a great way to extract and ingest supportive herbs.

Mint is a fragrant and delicious plant that is an ingredient in many foods and beverages. It also has health benefits that may include relieving indigestion and improving brain function.

  1. Rich in Nutrients: While not typically consumed in large quantities, mint contains fair amounts of several nutrients and is an especially good source of vitamin A and antioxidants.
  2. May Help Relieve Indigestion: Mint has been used for centuries to help relieve indigestion, gas, and cramps.
  3. May Reduce Allergic Symptoms: Mint contains rosmarinic acid, which has been shown to reduce allergic symptoms.
  4. May Soothe Common Cold Symptoms: Mint may help soothe common cold symptoms such as coughing and congestion.
  5. May Help Reduce Risk of Chronic Diseases: Mint’s high antioxidant content may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Thyme is an herb from the mint family that has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries. Thyme has a range of potential health benefits, including:

  1. Lowering blood pressure: Thyme extract has been shown to lower blood pressure 1.
  2. Respiratory health: Thyme essential oil may help alleviate coughing and other symptoms of acute bronchitis 2.
  3. Heart Health: The antispasmodic qualities of Thyme help to relax veins and arteries, which in turn lowers blood pressure and eases stress on the heart 3.

  4. Boosts the Immune System: This herb is rich in vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and antioxidants. Most notably, thyme is a rich source of vitamin C. And, as you probably know, vitamin C is essential to keeping our immune systems working efficiently 4.