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How to Make Medicinal Vinegars & Oxymels. Share Medicinal vinegars (Vinegar Extracts) have been around since ancient times, and were an excellent way to preserve and dispense herbs before distilled spirits were known about.

How to Make Medicinal Vinegars & Oxymels

While the advantages of using vodka or brandy to make your herbal tinctures are many – including greater potency and longer shelf life, there are those who wish to avoid alcohol for personal reasons or due to the higher cost, making vinegar extracts ideal for them to create. Vinegar extracts (also known as “aceta”) are weaker than alcohol based tinctures, so the required dose is higher.

And, while vinegar won’t draw out as many of the beneficial components of an herb that alcohol will, it does excel at drawing minerals and vitamins from a plant. Add those extra nutrients to the already established benefits of apple cider vinegar and you have a very acceptable option for your herbal remedies toolbox. Making a Vinegar Extract: Dosing a Vinegar Extract: Making an Oxymel: Source:

Craft Your Own Fire Cider! Mmm…mmm…how I love this hot and sweet, zesty, vinegary recipe!

Craft Your Own Fire Cider!

Fire Cider is a traditional remedy with deep roots in folk medicine. The tasty combination of vinegar infused with powerful decongestant and spicy circulatory movers makes this recipe especially pleasant and easy to incorporate into your daily diet to help boost natural health processes, stimulate digestion, and get you nice and warmed up on cold days. Because this is a folk preparation, the ingredients can change from year to year depending on when you make it and what's growing around you. The standard base ingredients are apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, horseradish, and hot peppers, but there are plenty of other herbs that can be thrown in for added kick.

This year I had lots of spicy jalapenos and vibrant rosemary in the garden, so I used those along with some organic turmeric powder in the cupboard and fresh lemon peel. Time to make the Fire Cider! Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh grated organic ginger root Directions. The Health Benefits of Vinegar and my Vinegar Drink Recipes. Chefs are taking advantage of the benefits of vinegar and we're benefiting from it.

The Health Benefits of Vinegar and my Vinegar Drink Recipes

If you love to frequent vegan restaurants, you might notice that drinks have gotten quite a bit spicier in recent years, and I love it. If you prefer to stay away from alcoholic drinks, you often feel left out of the fun cocktail-style, drink scene, and you needn't feel that. What you need to do is choose one of the shrubs, or vinegar drinks.

If you've a long-time Vegan-Nutritionista reader, you probably remember my discussion of raw apple cider vinegar and the health benefits of drinking vinegar. There are some huge health benefits of vinegar that people report after drinking even a moderate amount of vinegar each day. Basically, one of the benefits of vinegar is that it cleanses the organs on the inside of your body in the same way as it cleanses your kitchen counters and windows; it removes the scum and greasy buildup and leaves them shiny and clean. Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipes. I've had a few amazing apple cider vinegar drinks in restaurants and have bought a few in health food stores, and that has inspired me to make my own.

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipes

Drinking vinegar has been a popular health food trick for thousands of years, and has been shown to have tons of health benefits of vinegar. In the early 2000s, Japanese retailers started selling vinegar drinks to take advantage of the growing fad. Vinegar drinks are just starting to gain in popularity in Western countries. Shrubs are the latest fad, and they are cordials made with fruit and vinegar rather than alcohol.

How Apple Cider Vinegar Works As A Miracle Medicine For Many Ailments. Apple cider vinegar truly is an amazing creation that can be used as medicine.

How Apple Cider Vinegar Works As A Miracle Medicine For Many Ailments

Simply mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 4 tablespoons of water. Add in a couple tablespoons of honey and you’ve got an amazing concoction. Apple cider vinegar helps to aid in digestion, blood circulation, and can even soothe a sore throat! It has also been documented to improve kidney and blood vessel function, which can help combat heart disease.