Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) has a well-deserved reputation as a great cold and flu remedy, thanks to its powerful antiviral properties. (Bonus points that elderberry syrup tastes a heckuva lot better than your average cold medicine!)

Today, we’re going beyond the usual syrup recipe and making an elderberry oxymel. The term oxymel is derived from the Latin oxymeli, meaning “acid and honey.” As its name suggests, it’s simply a blend of apple cider vinegar and honey, infused with herbs.

Keep reading to learn how to mix your own herbal oxymel (or watch the video on YouTube). It’s SO easy! ??