I first learned about garlic honey from my friend Laura’s blog. She is an ayurvedic practitioner and I was fascinated to read her account of making and using garlic honey to help boost the immune system and fight off colds and the flu. I have been using this every morning for nearly a year and can report that it does seem to help a great deal. Read on for how to make garlic honey and then a morning hot toddy. Here’s more about making garlic-honey, why it works, and other concerns about raw honey and garlic addressed. Never feed raw honey to children under the age of 1.
The premise is that the honey and the garlic have a chemical reaction that mellows out the garlic while extracting some of its antibacterial properties. Honey is also anti-bacterial, so the two together are a powerful force. Always use raw local honey. Raw because if it’s pasteurized you lose the antibacterial effects. Local because it will help reduce allergies, as you’re getting small doses of local pollen.
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