• Rising Shadows ~ Mineral Rich Herbal Oxymel •
*This listing is for a 4oz amber bottle
I’m thrilled to share this new delicious oxymel! Like Rising Shadows, the delicate first sprouts of spring emerge from the cold Earth and cover the world in green 🌿 This brew is crafted to support us, in their honor.
This brew is inspired by discontinued offering “Rising Shadows Tea” - I chose to offer their magic in oxymel form as their incredible vitamins and minerals are best extracted through vinegar, so we’ll get the most of what they offer this way.
This brew brings together kitchen herbs as well as Wild greens, jam packed with a plethora of medicine. They are Mother Earth telling us what we need to get our digestive systems and blood moving. Spring greens are mild diuretics and blood purifiers that act as gentle detox and also help alleviate various tummy upsets.
These allies join forces to help us feel supported, nourished and replenished after expelling all our energy throughout the long, busy summers. Their minerals and nutrients prepare our bodies for the cold, supporting all our bodily systems so we are less likely to fall ill.
This oxymel is super DELICIOUS! Truly a treat - refreshing, citrusy, tangy, sweet and a little minty, bitter and herbal, making her uses extremely versatile. Get creative! Shake her up and add to a beverage or cocktail for a yummy supportive tonic. Use like a vinaigrette, in your favorite dishes like stir-fry or salad.
In video I add some of the oxymel (I used too much - u only need a little splash) with splash of tart cherry juice and The Bitter North. Any of my elixirs added make a lovely addition but it’s yummy on its own. I also used as a salad dressing and it was incredible!🌿
WHAT MAKES UP THIS YUMMY BREW?
Freshly Infused Organic/Wildcrafted Ingredients: Stinging Nettles, Lemon Balm, Wood Sorrel, Chickweed, Cleavers, Dandelion, Horsetail, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Parsley, Garden Sage, Dill, Peppermint & Spearmint infused in Apple Cider Vinegar & Raw PNW Honey.
🌿Horsetail ~ Horsetail is an incredible prehistoric plant - referred to as a “living fossil” dating back over 400 million years ago. Being such an ancient plant used in virtually every culture, she has the ability to really pull up all the minerals and healing energy of the earth, making her extremely nourishing and nutritive-dense. As a Saturn-ruling plant, she pulls up the fire power of the earth, energetically bringing you ancient prehistoric healing, wisdom and transformation of ancestors and Earth. Horsetail is extremely mineral rich & contains high levels of silica – making her amazing medicine for helping hair grow faster and stronger while helping reduce dandruff. Her antioxidants and ability to improve blood circulation helps restore and rebuild thinning hair, leading to healthier hair follicles. I harvested the horsetail I used in this hair wash fresh along the Oregon Coast, so she is filled with the deep nourishing ancient minerals of both Sea and Earth.
🌿Cleavers ~ If you’ve met Cleavers in the wild, you’d know she loves to cling onto absolutely everything! This is indicative of how powerfully she works for our lymphatic system. This cooling & draining herb is a wonderful spring ally thought of as the “gift to the lymphatic system” as she’s a gentle detoxer, supporting the movement of lymph fluids, easing swollen glands and congestion. Cleavers is rich in vitamins & minerals, containing flavonoids, coumarins, various alkaloids & really excels on bringing down heat and inflammation in the body. She is also soothing and demulcent, making her ideal for soothing and calming an inflamed urethra and gently cleansing the liver.
🌿Wood Sorrel ~ This adorable clover-lookalike covers the woodlands and undergrowth of the moist rainforests. She's known as the "hikers snack" as she's jammed packed with Vitamin C to keep your energy up while venturing the trails. If you try it raw it tastes exactly like green apple. That delicious tart flavor is because wood sorrel contains oxalic acid, which is translated when infused in Vinegar! This herb is also a great source of carotene and flavonoids.
🌿Spearmint & Peppermint ~ These beautiful, sweet tasting mints are wonderful in so many ways! High in antioxidants, they help to deliver vital nutrients to cells and organs. As a nervine, mint brings both uplifting and relaxing qualities which are known to help improve memory and reduce stress. This mint is a go-to for relieving nausea and helping digestion. They possesses a gentle amount of menthol, which gives off a cooling sensation, allowing our minds and bodies a much needed break during hot summertime.
🌿Lemon Balm ~ The scent of this ally is so uplifting and refreshing. As a mint, she is an incredible nervine that helps to relax the nervous system and lower stress levels. Her antispasmodic properties help alleviate stressful & painful seasonal allergy symptoms. She helps support our immune systems natural ability to combat fevers & v*ral infections. Her bitter flavor helps stimulate gastric juices while helping put the body at ease. She is an antispasmodic, slightly sedative & analgesic carminative known to help with various GI upsets. Many studies confirmed the antioxidative effects of Lemon Balm, with her effect in helping prevent and treat oxidative stress-related concerns. She is also antibacterial, which may help with various intestinal irritations.
🌿Dandelion Root & Leaf ~ known as one of the most popular “weeds” but vastly unappreciated for her incredible amount of medicinal properties! This spring lady is an amazing lymphatic system ally. Her ability to detoxify and purify promotes lymphatic drainage, helping to reduce swelling & pain. She is a highly nutritious herb full of antioxidants & anti-inflammatory properties that supports the immune system. She’s not only stimulating to the lymphatic system topically but also wonderful for soothing the skin. Her gentle cooling nature helps relieve irritation, rashes, dryness & various other skin upsets.
🌿Oregano & Thyme ~ Who knew kitchen herbs were actually medicine? These herbs are packed with Vitamin A, C and K. They are rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium and manganese. They are powerful antioxidants known for helping to fight against free radicals. They are also super yummy! Adding a plethora of dimensional earthy and spicy flavors.
🌿Rosemary ~ This taken for granted culinary herb holds a plethora of medicinal benefits. Fresh infused Rosemary is known to significantly enhance the quality of memory and increase mental alertness. This amazing ally helps decrease stress and cortisol levels while increasing brain dopamine. The antioxidants in Rosemary lend to brain clarity and mental stimulation, increasing one’s ability to focus for longer periods of time. She helps boost performance physically and mentally, keeping up sharp and energy up high. Rosemary is full of anti-inflammatory properties, making her a fantastic ally for reducing pain, headaches and tension in the body and brain.
🌿Chickweed ~ This amazing spring ally is anti-inflammatory, packed with minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and fiber that is known to help support the kidney and intestines. She’s a powerful yet gentle ally, known to provide calming, soothing effects and help refuse pain. Chickweed is a natural diuretic that has been traditionally used to help cleanse the blood and helps add strength and vitality to the whole body.
🌿Stinging Nettles ~ One of the most powerful plants, Nettles has the ability to help alleviate pain, inflammation and head congestion related to allergies. She has an affinity for nearly every body system, and as a mint family herb she helps ease our nervous system and as a super green she is extremely high in minerals, vitamins, potassium and iron. She's also fantastic for our circulatory system; helping to get our blood moving. She also supports our adrenal glands & helps us fight fatigue with her natural energy boosting minerals. She also aids in digestion and so much more! Nettles is a superfood with a powerful affinity for the hair. Her high iron and silica content really excels at helping encourage regrowth and combatting hair loss.
🌿Apple Cider Vinegar ~ ACV on its own is so healing for the body, it gets kicked up so much with the benefit of all these herbs. ACV helps keep various ailments at bay and has been used as a tonic and medicinal remedy for thousands of years. Taking a sip of ACV in the morning can help support proper digestion, flush out toxins and enhance your bodies natural detoxification. The enzymes in raw ACV help support a healthy gut microbiome and support proper organ function. The Tartaric acid in ACV is linked to cardiovascular health, supporting proper heart function and acetic acid is linked to helping reduce blood pressure.
🌿Local Raw PNW Honey ~ There are endless benefits to wild raw mountain honey. It is incredible for helping our bodies build up natural immunity towards allergies while also soothing upper respiratory allergy inflammation such as coughs & sore throat. In this brew it balances out all the bitter, tangy, minty flavors so well, bringing a natural sweetness that is truly delicious!
*This offering is naturally shelf stable with no added preservatives. This listing is for one offering, comes in a water & oil resistant label and a 4oz reusable/recyclable clear glass bottle.
*As always, no essential oils, no preservatives, no additives, no fragrances.
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