What’s a Brainiac Oxymel?
An oxymel is a type of herbal preparation that uses vinegar to extract the beneficial properties of herbs. Honey is added for palatability. The result is a sweet and sour mix that you can enjoy by the spoonful, or you can add it to a glass of water to make a beverage. The recipe in my book for Brainiac Oxymel [ see betternutrition. com for the full recipe] features ashwagandha and gotu kola. Ashwagandha is calming and supports clear thinking. Gotu kola is used as a tonic in Ayurveda, and it has an affinity for memory and mental fatigue. Both herbs are very supportive of brain function and mental health.