This fevergrass tonic is a natural paracetamol - the recipe is based on an ancient Greek medicinal tonic called Oxymel
. The lemongrass is both antibacterial and antifungal and is packed with vitamin C.
To make an oxymel, fill a quart size mason with one ounce of dried herbs, one cup of honey, and two cups of apple cider vinegar.
My favorite way to use oxymel is to add a tablespoon to my morning warm lemon water.
It was taken by one of the pioneers of photography in Wales, John Dillwyn Llewelyn, whose work I find fascinating using a ground-breaking process invented by him in 1856 called the Oxymel
A treatise by Ibn Zakariyya' on the uses and dangers of oxymel
In the Hippocratic Corpus (mostly fifth to fourth centuries BC) honey was prescribed as medicine in many formats, but most commonly as hydromel (honey and water) or oxymel
(honey acidified with vinegar).
--[O]ne must give him vinegar in the southern leechdom which hight oxymel
, which we wrote of against the half dead disease.
whey, which can be isolated by adding rennet or oxymel
to heated milk,
Invention of the Oxymel
Process His invention of the Oxymel
process in 1856 was a development of the collodion process which used a solution of acetic acid, water & honey to preserve images.
His invention of the Oxymel
process - using honey and vinegar to preserve images - in the 1850s meant landscape photographers could at last do away with cumbersome portable laboratories and darkroom tents.
His invention of the so-called Oxymel
process - the use of honey and vinegar to preserve images - in the 1850s meant landscape photographers could at last do away with cumbersome portable laboratories and darkroom tents.
A demonstration of manufacturing techniques including vinegar tinctures, medicinal strength salad dressings, oxymels
, herbal sauces and how to remove alcohol from a patient's mix making them safer and delicious.