Making your own herb and spice vinegars is easy and adds a wonderful range of flavors to salad dressings, to stock, or to sauces and soups. For a delicious, healthful tonic boost stir a spoonful of herbal vinegar into a glass of water, and drink it down. Enjoy! FYI: Vinegar extracts the vitamins and minerals from plants as well as the essential oils and flavors. The acidic nature of vinegar releases the iron and calcium and makes them easy for our bodies to use. Pregnant mamas, women during menses and menopause, growing teens, those dealing with health issues such as iron deficiencies, arthritis and bone loss are nourished by the liberal use of plant vinegars.