Garlic has been known and studied for many health benefits. Research has shown that garlic at the right doses can lower cholesterol and triglycerides, act as an anti-blood coagulation, act as an anti-hypertensive, promote anti-cancer benefits, be an antioxidant and has anti-microbial effects. Garlic can also be used during the cold/flu season to help you fight off the beginnings of a cold or flu.
Honey has been studied for its antimicrobial effects against the growth of food-borne pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella, and to fight certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, both of which are common in hospitals and doctors’ offices. It has also been studied to be beneficial for common colds.
The combination with honey can help boost the immune system and help when taken orally, with sore throats. This recipe can be a cough syrup or a delicious marinade.
1-2 bulbs of organic garlic broken into its cloves
Raw unpasteurized honey
- Peel your two bulbs of garlic and chop each clove in half
- Place these cloves into a mason jar (500mL).
- Pour your honey over the garlic to just cover the garlic cloves.
- Let this sit for 2 weeks. You will notice that the mixture will get more watery. Don’t be alarmed, this is normal.
- Take a tsp to soothe a sore throat, or pour onto the meat you would like to marinade.
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