Don’t underestimate the Bramble, it’s one of our very own native Superfoods!!!! It may not be exotic but it no less packs a punch! It’s a powerful Anti-oxidant, a property that help keeps us young, preventing degenerative disease such as diabetes, arthritis, alzheimer’s and heart disease.It also counters chronic inflammatory disease such as cancer and autoimmune disease. It also contains lots of health giving vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, vitamin K, Iron and manganese.
(The leaf and root also used herbally for different purposes.)
An Oxymel is firstly a great way of preserving plant material simply by combining a herbal vinegar with honey by gently heating. These substances have great health giving properties in their own right.
Raw (unpasteurised) Organic Apple Cider Vinegar taken internally helps to maintain a healthy pH balance, reduces inflammation, boosts immunity, regulates metabolism and helps with the absorption of minerals. Externally it can help with bruises, swellings and nourish the hair and nails.
Honey, especially locally made, is known to be a natural antibiotic and immune enhancer.