Benefits of Shrub!

By Nadene Neale | | Heal with Dr. Neale

What is shrub?

A shrub is a vinegar that’s been infused with fresh, organic fruits and herbs. nuHealth is now selling Shrubworks healing, organic and local shrubs, sourced from Pacific North West Farms and growers.

Healing benefits of shrub:

According to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the raw, organic, unfiltered version can:

  • Improve digestion
  • Alleviate allergies
  • Support weight loss (due to its appetite-suppressing and blood-sugar-regulating abilities)
  • Detox the liver
  • Support skin
  • Regulate and lower blood sugar levels
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Cancer fighter (polyphenols fight oxidative stress)
  • Balances pH levels

And though some of the benefits (namely ACV’s role as a shampoo alternative and cure-all skin toner) are more word-of-mouth than proven by science, there are some hard facts to back up all the rave reviews.

For example, in a 2015 study published in the Journal of Diabetes Research, Greek scientists documented apple cider vinegar’s ability to help lower glucose levels in diabetic patients. A 2006 Japanese study on rats, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, showed that ACV consumption lowered cholesterol and triacylglycerol levels while optimizing liver function. And in a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, Japanese researchers found that 15 ml or 30 ml of daily vinegar consumption helped obese human patients shed pounds, shrink waist circumference, and lower body-fat mass and triglyceride levels (over a 12 week trial period).

Still, it’s important to exercise caution when consuming vinegar. For the safety of your teeth and esophagus, we suggest diluting in water (tonic or soda water is fun, too!) instead of drinking it straight. And try not to exceed the recommended one to two ounces per day on a regular basis (15 ml is about half an ounce). Give the recipe below a try with our shrubs we have in store for you now!

nuHealth Apple (Get Tiny) Tini

  • 1 oz. Shrubworks Cardamom Lime Apple
  • 6 raspberries muddled
  • 2 oz. organic fresh apple juice (not from concentrate)
  • 1 oz. sparkling water

Shake over ice and garnish with a dash of cinnamon and slice of apple.


Found helpful healing benefits of shrub in an article here: