This has been the gem of my spring time foraging. Sweet violets are such a stunning and hopeful sign of spring's awakening. Their delicate purple flowers are radiant against the new green landscape. There are many ways to preserve their abundance and this way has been my favorite thus far.
The word “Oxymel” comes from ancient Greek, literally meaning “Acid and Honey,” being an herbal preparation made with vinegar and honey. It was a medicinal libation back in the old days that has lost consideration and familiarity with the passing of time, but creeps back into popular herbalism today, slowly but surely.
Sweet violet blossoms have long been used internally ito support those suffering from bronchitis, respiratory catarrh, coughs, and asthma. This delightful blend is alcohol free and a wonderful, tangy delight to the taste buds.
Violet eases the pain of headaches and tension by gently dissipating heat while supporting the body and the nerves. It will help to clear heat from the head related to to nervousness, fever and infections. Violet brings about cooling sleep especially easing a restless mind and a sad heart.
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