Garlic and honey make for a powerful combination that boosts your health
If you’re on the lookout for something to naturally strengthen your immune system to fend of flu and cold, garlic infused with honey may be the remedy you’re looking for. It affordable, simple to make, and is a great little investment for your health.
Taking garlic in its raw form has been found to be the most beneficial way to use it and mixing it with the honey helps to soften the strong taste. Honey is also known to be full of amazing health benefits, and the combination of the two keeps your immune system functioning well.
The health benefits of honey are incredible
Honey works as a natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, and even has antioxidant properties. It is packed full with vitamins and minerals and people have experienced improvements in their energy. Honey can fight infections, help sore throats, coughs, and even be a preventative method against cancer!
Garlic is packed with beneficial properties
Garlic is considered to be a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent. It is antiviral and antibacterial and also contain a ton of other vitamins and nutrients. These include selenium, manganese, calcium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Garlic has been found to be effective at reducing high blood pressure, and cholesterol, as well as being able to boost cardiovascular health.
Making your own garlic infused honey remedy is pretty easy
Grab a sterilized mason jar, fresh garlic, and raw honey – you’ll also need a garlic peeler and knife! The raw honey has more health benefits as it has not been processed and contain more nutrients.
Begin by peeling the fresh garlic. You could decide to crush them or keep them as they are. If you do crush them use the flat side of the knife to crush them as the honey will mix with the garlic better.
Place the garlic (crushed or whole) into the mason jar while making sure to keep some space at the top. Put the warm honey in a warm water bath and heat very gently to melt it.
Pour the honey over the top of the garlic, screw the lid on, and let it sit in room temperature for a few days.
The flavor of the garlic tends to become milder after around 1-2 weeks. However, they can last for months while being stored in the honey. If the honey starts to form bubbles, it means fermentation is happening but don’t be concerned about bacteria because honey is a natural antimicrobial and preservative.
You can use garlic and honey anytime you’re feeling ill
If there are times where you are feeling ill, try eating a clove of garlic from the jar once every couple hours. Ideally, you want to be aiming to eat around five cloves per day to boost your immune system and fight your illness faster. Once you notice that you’re feeling better, decrease the number of cloves you consume daily.
The health benefits of honey can be experienced by adding it to cooking, tonics, teas, or taking it by the spoon as nature’s cough syrup.