Berry Tonic Oxymel

Glass in a silver coaster, a vase with medical berries and bank of honey on a dark background
Prep Time: 
5 minutes prep + 2 weeks brewing
Number of Servings: 
1 pint


  • 1 pint glass jar with a plastic lid
  • 14 cup frozen blueberries
  • 3 heaping Tbsp dried hawthorn berries
  • 3 heaping Tbsp dried black elderberries
  • 2 heaping Tbsp dried rosehips
  • 2 heaping Tbsp dried hibiscus flowers
  • Unpasteurized raw apple cider vinegar
  • Honey, preferably raw and local


  1. Loosely fill jar with "berries" according to approximate measurements given, or to taste.
  2. Fill halfway with vinegar, the rest of the way with honey. Cover, shake vigorously.
  3. Shake daily for two weeks, then strain through a fine mesh strainer or clean cloth, squeezing out as much as possible.
  4. Enjoy one teaspoon to one tablespoon one to two times daily just before meals.


  • Store in a glass jar with a plastic lid. If you don’t have plastic lids available, you can place a piece of parchment or wax paper between the jar and the lid.
  • Keep refrigerated and use within 1 month.

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Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG)

Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), is the best-selling, award-winning author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care and Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies.

Maria’s a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild and a graduate of the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine and Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain.

Learn more about Maria and herbs at Wintergreen Botanicals.