Garlic and honey may seem like odd ingredients to put together, but combining them results in an impressive immune-boosting substance that will keep your body healthy and strong.
The Benefits of Garlic
Garlic is believed to be able to prevent and treat almost all diseases. It effectively prevents atherosclerosis, heart attacks, coronary heart disease, and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
It also heals minor ailments like bug bites, common cold, flu, hay fever, fungal infections, and traveler’s diarrhea. Garlic efficiently controls the symptoms of diabetes, enlarged prostate, and osteoarthritis. Furthermore, its ability to eliminate toxins and strengthen the immunity is one of its most important properties.
The Benefits of Raw Honey
Raw honey is packed full of antioxidants, along with enzymes and minerals including iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. In case that isn’t enough, it also contains Vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. (Commercial honey is often heavily processed, and excessive heat destroys its natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals.) But raw honey is rich in taste and has a high number of nutritional benefits. It has a healthy glycemic index that aids in better digestion.
The natural vitamins and minerals in raw honey help lower cholesterol levels. Raw honey helps to fuel the body and the mind while making it easier to maintain a healthy weight. Its antibacterial and antioxidant properties make it a great remedy for the immune system!
Garlic and Honey Recipe
Garlic is optimal in its raw form since heat decentralizes allicin, its core active ingredient. Crush and chop the cloves, let it sit for about fifteen minutes, and add it to your food. Crushing the garlic improves the bioavailability, so if you don’t have a garlic press, it’s time to invest in one.
Consume this recipe on an empty stomach, because a satiated system won’t be able to absorb the vital nutrients. Take this regularly to strengthen your immunity and achieve your optimal health.
– 2-3 raw garlic cloves, chopped finely
– 1 tbsp honey
Take 2-3 garlic cloves, chop up and crush them, and mix it with a tablespoon of honey (also healthy with anti-bacterial properties!). If you can consume it this way on a regular basis, it can go a long way in boosting your immune system!
Garlic flu tonic-recipe
– 5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
– 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
– Raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
– 1 lemon, juiced
– 2 red chili peppers, coarsely chopped
If you have a sensitive skin, make sure you use gloves for the preparation of this tonic, as the natural oils of the ingredients may lead to burns or rashes.
Next, you should get a 350-500 ml Mason jar, and add the chopped onion in one layer, then the chopped garlic in another, and then the hot peppers, with the seeds. Next, add the ginger, pour the lemon juice into the jar, and the organic apple cider vinegar in the end.
Seal the jar tightly, but note that you should leave 1 cm of free space from the rim. Then, keep the jar in the pantry. Consume it regularly to prevent ailments, or until your symptoms completely disappear.