Herbs to Use

Here are some ideas for herbs that work well as oxymels. Julia will explain more about the plant we're highlighting, lemon balm, in the next lesson.

Good for children and for calming digestion:

  • Peppermint
  • Lemon balm
  • Chamomile

Bitters for digestion:

  • Burdock root
  • Dandelion root

Anti-microbial for a sore throat:

  • Bee balm
  • Thyme

The recommend dose for the above herbs in oxymel form, and most herbs in this form, would typically be about 1-2 tablespoons per day (remember to double check dosing for herbs you aren't familiar with). You may want to take a break and not take an oxymel every day due to the acidity. Oxymels are a fun and tasty remedy, so enjoy!

Photo: Sue with a young dandelion, a great herb for oxymels. Note that rail yards may be a good place to stumble upon herbs, but only harvest from clean, non-industrial locations.

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