The Greeks invented Oxymel which uses equal parts apple cider vinegar and honey to extract the medicine, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, some alkaloids and flavour. In order to make the apple cider vinegar go down smoothly with less of the bitter vinegar flavour, raw honey is stirred into the vinegar extract after it is strained. You can adjust the honey of your Oxymel to fit your preferences, but equal parts honey to herb cider infusion is recommended.
Rosehips are high in nutrients such as vitamins A, B complex, C, E, K; and minerals including calcium, silica, iron, phosphorous and essential fatty acids. Rosehips are particularly high in bioflavonoid rich antioxidants like Rutin, and natural pectin found in Rosehips are beneficial for gut health.
1 Cup Wild Rosehips or 3/4 Cup Dried Rosehips
1 Cup Organic/Local Honey (if possible)
1 Cup Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Fresh Ginger, peeled & chopped
2 Cinnamon Sticks
Add rosehips, ginger, & cinnamon sticks to a glass pint jar and cover with a secure lid.
Use parchment paper inside of the lid if it is metal because the vinegar can cause corrosion.
Pour in 2 cups of apple cider vinegar and let sit for 4 weeks.
After 4 weeks strain through a cheesecloth or coffee filter.
Add in a cup of honey or more if desired.
Store in a dark amber jar for up to a year.
Take 1 Tablespoon a day in sparkling drinks, in water or on salads.