Calm + Cool Vervain Oxymel
This small batch medicine is an interesting and pleasant blend of bitter, sour and sweet. An infused cider vinegar with wildcrafted, fresh Texas Vervain and Prairie Verbena combined with local-to-Austin honey. It's enough to send a shiver down your spine..shivering seems like a far away dream in the middle of a Texas summer when it barely dips below 80 even at night.
These two plants are long-used nervines, plants that calm down the nervous system. They happen to also be pretty bitter - a taste that is known as cooling and calming in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine models. Vinegar is also recognized as cooling due to its sour taste.
I like taking this in the afternoon when I feel myself out of patience for the heat. Or out of patience for other people who are out of patience for the heat, to be honest. It's real, this heat can be crazy making. This oxymel provides a nice "snap out of it" moment when paired with a deep, slow breath.
Available in 1 oz or 2 oz size dropper bottles.