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Oxymel - Sage Ginger

Oxymel - Sage Ginger

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, particularly pungent ones that aren’t always pleasant to take on their own 

Sage is a herb that is used in various cuisines around the world. It contains antioxidants, which may help promote oral health and brain function. It may also help to lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Sage has a strong aroma and earthy flavor, which is why it’s typically used in small amounts. Even so, it’s packed with various important nutrients and compounds.

Here are some of the benefits of sage:

  1. High in Several Nutrients: Sage packs a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. One teaspoon (0.7 grams) of ground sage contains 10% of your daily vitamin K needs 1.
  2. Loaded With Antioxidants: Antioxidants are molecules that help fortify your body’s defenses, neutralizing potentially harmful free radicals that are linked to chronic diseases. Sage contains over 160 distinct polyphenols, which are plant-based chemical compounds that act as antioxidants in your body 1.
  3. May Support Oral Health: Sage has antimicrobial effects, which can neutralize microbes that promote dental plaque 1.
  4. May Help Lower Cholesterol and Blood Sugar: One study found that taking sage extract for 3 months significantly lowered total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels in adults with high cholesterol 2.

Ginger is a root that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It contains gingerol, which has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger promotes blood circulation and opens small capillaries. Here are some of the other benefits of ginger:

  1. May Help with Nausea: Ginger may be effective against nausea, including pregnancy-related nausea, commonly known as morning sickness. Ginger may help relieve nausea and vomiting for people undergoing certain types of surgery, and it may also help reduce chemotherapy-related nausea 2.
  2. May Help with Weight Loss: Ginger may play a role in weight loss, according to studies in humans and animals. One 2019 review concluded that ginger supplementation significantly reduced body weight, the waist-hip ratio, and the hip ratio in people with overweight or obesity 3.
  3. May Help Lower Cholesterol and Blood Sugar: One study found that taking ginger extract for 3 months significantly lowered total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels in adults with high cholesterol 4. Another study found that taking ginger extract for 2 months significantly lowered fasting blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes 5.
  4. May Help with Osteoarthritis: Some studies suggest that ginger may help reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, which is a common health problem characterized by joint pain and stiffness.