From Sweet Flag Medicinals in Brattleboro, VT - Formulated by Justin Garner, Clinical Herbalist
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Vinegar and honey based tonics have been used extensively in traditional medicine. A mixture of these two ingredients was used in ancient Greece and Rome as oxymel. In modern times, Dr. D.C. Jarvis of Barre, VT repopularized the use of this combination. The herbalist Rosemary Gladstar took it one step further by infusing onions, garlic, ginger, horseradish, and hot peppers into the vinegar. It has since become a popular supplement for supporting immune function, thinning secretions, supporting circulation and cardiovascular function, and relieving congestion.
Suggested serving size: 1 teaspoon daily for general support, 2-3 teaspoons per day for enhanced support
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Clinical herbalist Justin Garner has been hooked on plants since the fourth grade. His childhood hobby of seeking out edible wild plants has transformed into a passion for working with the plants to bring healing to humans and animals. Formal education in organic and biochemistry, human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, botany and clinical herbalism, in conjunction with his direct experiences with the plants themselves, allows him to gain a holistic perspective of his clients. He uses this perspective to educate his clients on herbal, dietary, and lifestyle changes that can aid them on their paths to health. He practices out of Sweet Flag Medicinals in Brattleboro, Vermont. Justin is also an avid edible and medicinal mushroom forager. He is available to lead mushroom forays particularly during the bountiful months of July, August, and September.