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Herbal Honey Tonics, AKA Oxymels: An Important Addition to Your Medicine Cabinet

Check out our brand new Oxymel Video! Included here is the text of this video: Introduction Hi. I’m Madelyn, owner and co-founder of Mickelberry Gardens! Along with my husband, Matt, and a small team of dedicated employees, local beekeepers, and organic herb growers across the Pacific Northwest, we produce a unique line of what we call Honey Tonics. I want to share with you why herbal honey tonics are an important addition to the herbal medicine cabinet, highlight their unique properties. and explore why we feel that Sourcing Local makes all the difference in product quality.  What's An Oxymel? All of our Honey Tonic formulas are Oxymels, which combine local and raw honey's nourishing natural sweetness with the invigorating tartness of...

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Bee Pollen - What the Research Says

  Plants have developed an amazing mutually beneficial relationship with bees. Flowers attract bees using their colors, aromas, and even sounds. The bees and other pollinators receive the reward of nectar and pollen, and the plants benefit with more seed development as the pollinators travel from flower to flower. It's a miracle of nature, and bee pollen is part of that magic! Pollen is the only source of protein and lipids, and the main source of macro and microelements for the honey bee colony, while nectar or honeydew (processed and stored as honey) is the main source of carbohydrates (1).  All of the natural products offered by honeybees have been used since ancient times - their use as medicine is...

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Have You Ever Heard of an Oxymel?

All of Mickelberry Garden's Herbal Honey Tonics and Herbal Honey Sprays are oxymels! Oxymels are a delicious, soothing combination of Raw Honey and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.  Oxymels are an important part of the Western Herbal tradition, dating back to Hippocrates. They are also used in Iranian traditional medicine.   Our Herbal Honey Tonics and Sprays, also known as Oxymels, combine the many health benefits of Local Raw Honey, Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, and Organic Medicinal Herbs. Oxymels are a delicious way to consume medicinal herbs, in a format that is very safe and effective. We call our products Honey Tonics because they are designed to be gentle and generally safe for long term use, working to promote the body's inner vitality. We source our local,...

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Bees Make More Than Just Honey and Beeswax

There's a running joke here in the Pacific Northwest that we can experience all four seasons within 5 minutes and when a season is over, it's over. One day it's 80 degrees and blue skies, the next day its 65 and raining for the foreseeable future, and it only gets colder. When these fluctuations in weather hit, our wellness also begins to fluctuate. This time of year our Elderberry Honey Tonic, Throat and Lung Honey Tonic, and Honey Propolis Throat Spray are in high demand! All three of these products have something in common. Not only do they contain several herbs traditionally used to support the immune system, but they also contain a honey bee product that is not as...

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