I think this may in fact be my first commercial example of a gruit. Williams Brothers, who always make great beer have produced Grozet which features bog myrtle, meadowsweet and hops. It's then secondary fermented with gooseberries. Does having hops make it a true gruit? I'm not sure what the exact definition is. All I know is that I have had them both home brewed by people such as BeerNut, and also produced using ancient Viking recipes by some archaeologists at headfest, The commercial example was much more pleasant to drink and that probably has something to do with the hops. A possible word of warning, and this is not mentioned on the label. Bog Myrtle is supposed to be dangerous for pregnant women. Since alcohol is also dangerous, I suppose a separate warning would be redundant.
Anyhow the beer seems heavier than I would have thought. Certainly it had a lager like feel. It was crisp and had a cereal quality I would associate with a good lager. I especially loved the dry finish and gooseberry infused citrus notes. Of course there is a strong vegetal and herbal quality to the beer but Homeopathy this is not. There is no herbal dilution here, this is a full bodied beer with some interesting herbal notes and to be honest, the alcohol content is more likely to kill any nasties then any homeopathic quackery you partake of.
If you get sick, it's either because you are not drinking enough beer, or you drank too much*
Eh... there is as much Scientific basis for that statement as there is for homeopathic nonsense, though I have no issue with actual herbal remedies. Modern medicine is based on herbal remedies after all. Honey and Lemon are excellent when you have a cold for instance.