We are Closed from Saturday 21st December until Thursday January 2nd
Please note: online orders placed during this time will be sent out on 27th and 28th December. Later orders will go out when the shop reopens on January 2nd.
Legend has it that somewhere in Southern France, during the plague years, four thieves were busily robbing the homes of victims. When they were captured their captors demanded to know why they hadn't yet succumbed to the plague. They proclaimed they had a magic vinegar, and traded the recipe for their lives. Their vinegar was alleged to have been an infusion of Rosemary, Sage, Lavender, and Peppermint in apple cider vinegar. This makes sense, because together these herbs contain antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antiviral compounds. Although, of course, its pretty unlikely that this would work as a universal cure for the plague, but in the absence of clinical trials it would be hard to say for certain.
We heartily recommend this as an immune tonic, as a really good alternative to tinctures of herbs like echinacea and elderberries - traditionally used for combating colds etc. Four Thieves Vinegar hits the spot when you've got a sore throat developing at the start of a cold or infection. As a preventative, it feels really good to have a teaspoonful or two of this in the morning with a little hot water, maybe with a bit of honey if the taste is too sharp, to get you started for the day.
As a preventative, it feels really good to have a teaspoonful or two of this in the morning with a little hot water, maybe with a bit of honey if the taste is too sharp, to get you started for the day.
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