Oxymels are an ancient Persian medicine using vinegar and honey as a menstrum rather then alcohol. This combines the healing forces of not only the plant material, but the menstrum itself. Black Birch (Betula lenta) is rich in pain and inflammation reducing salicylates. Take one tablespoon as needed for aches, pains, mild fever and just to enjoy the taste of the forest over ice with some bubbly water and a splash of lemon. Avoid if allergic to aspirin.
This information is for historical purposes only.