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Golden Elixir - Oxymel

A tried-and-true remedy

Sour honey, also known as Oxymel, is a time-honored home remedy that was a staple in the home pharmacies of our ancestors. In today's post, we unveil the secret of this strengthening elixir and demonstrate how to make it! "G'sundheit" to everyone's health!

Many minor ailments have found relief in it: homemade sour honey, also known as Oxymel. Experienced herbalists understand its powers and therefore enjoy preparing it. The traditional blend of quality honey and top-grade, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is enriched with various herbs, whose active ingredients can fully unfold in this golden elixir.

The valuable ingredients of Oxymel depend on the quality of the raw materials used. Therefore, we recommend using real bee honey, preferably sourced locally. Its health benefits are greatest when it is unprocessed and naturally not diluted. The same applies to apple cider vinegar, which in organic quality and unfiltered form contains the most nutrients. While apple cider vinegar is said to promote digestion, regulate blood sugar, and have anti-inflammatory effects, honey promotes wound healing and is often used to alleviate cold symptoms.

The accompanying herbs can be chosen according to preference and need. They should be harvested around midday, as that's when the concentration of the contained essential oils is highest.

What's insideThe history of Oxymel

Ancient civilizations, particularly the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, were aware of the special effects of oxymel. The term "oxymel" originates from Greek, where "oxys" means sour and "meli" means honey. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is said to have prescribed sour honey for various ailments. He utilized its therapeutic properties for treating respiratory issues, digestive tract disorders, and as a tonic to promote health.

With the increased interest of many people in traditional herbal medicine and natural remedies, oxymel is experiencing a renaissance today. Modern research is also beginning to delve into its mechanisms of action.

The mental aspectsSubtle modes of action

On a spiritual level, Oxymel has a subtle effect on the body's energy balance. It promotes energetic equilibrium and supports the body's own healing powers. It fosters a sense of security and protection.

Oxymel strengthens vitality; it is a bearer of light. Additionally, marigold strengthens the heart chakra, acting as a balancing and harmonizing agent. Thyme serves as a protective shield against negative influences, cleansing and fortifying the soul. Rosemary enhances willpower and aids in recharging spiritual energy. It enhances concentration and clarity.

Light-bringing, strenghtening tonicRecipe Oxymel

A particularly high-quality Oxymel can be made from locally sourced organic honey, high-quality organic apple cider vinegar, and herbs from your own garden. It's best to harvest these herbs around noon.



  • 500 ml organic cloudy apple cider vinegar
  • 250 g organic honey
  • a handful of garden herbs such as marigold, thyme, rosemary



Chop the fresh herbs and place them in a clean, sterilized screw-top jar. Add the apple cider vinegar and honey. Seal the jar tightly and shake well. Allow to steep for at least two weeks in a dark and cool place, shaking daily. After two to three weeks, strain the finished Oxymel through a paper filter and transfer to a clean, dark bottle.



For strength, one teaspoon of Oxymel can be taken daily. Diluted with water, it makes a tasty beverage that, when combined with orange slices, turmeric, and a bit of pepper, not only tastes good but also supports the immune system. To retain the valuable nutrients, avoid using water that is too hot.


We wish you much joy and pleasure!

For legal reasons, we must advise: Please consult with your physician beforehand to ensure Oxymel is suitable for you. If you have allergies to any ingredient, it should not be used. Recommendations are based solely on experiential knowledge without medical background.

Christina Binder-Egger

Even in childhood, Christina Binder-Egger was out and about in nature with her Aunt Lisi. Early on, she learned about the local herbs, fruits, and mushrooms from her and fell in love with them. Christina is a trained herb instructor. Her knowledge forms the basis for Malis’ herb concept.