Two winters ago I discovered that I was having an adverse reaction to elderberry syrup. It was triggering my asthma which hadn’t bothered me in years. I had used it years before without any problems but for some reason, after my pregnancy with Conor, my body didn’t react well to it.
So I was on the hunt for another powerhouse to help me get through cold and flu season. And let me tell you I definitely hit the jackpot. I made a jar of garlic honey and it has been the most powerful homemade remedy to date. This has helped me with everything from sinus infections to colds to sore throats. I take a teaspoon at the onset and feel the improvement the next day.
Let’s take a moment to look at why this powerhouse is so effective.
Benefits of garlic:
Help treat cough and cold
Provides relief from asthma and acne
Helps ear and eye infections
Relieves intestinal ailments
Helps hypertension and high cholesterol levels
Benefits of RAW honey:
Please note there is a difference between raw honey and pasteurized honey. It costs a little more but the health benefits are worth every penny.
All nutrients, vitamins, and enzymes are intact
Anti-viral and anti-fungal properties
Boosts immune function
Helps stabilize blood sugar
Helps skin conditions
So how do you make it?
Take a 4oz jar
Put some raw garlic on the bottom
Layer raw honey on top; continue layering the garlic and honey until it is filled
You can even add some onions in there too if you want
Let it sit for a minimum of 24 hours before using. I have used it after 24 hours and it is effective BUT if you let it sit for a month you will find yourself with a rich elixir.
Tip: I like to keep two jars filled so that I can use one while the other is becoming rich and ready to be used. If there is one thing I recommend you invest in for cold and flu season it is this!!
How much do you take?
Take a teaspoon/tablespoon at the onset of illness and take an additional teaspoon/tablespoon as necessary.
I keep this stored in a cupboard in a cool dark place; even after opening.
Have you ever tried garlic honey before? Or do you plan on making some this winter?