The Health Giving Properties of Garlic and Honey – How to Make Medicinal Garlic Honey
We all have garlic in the kitchen, and even though some do not like its taste, most people are aware of its medicinal uses. Garlic helps in the treatment of colds, coughs, sore throat, and sinus infections.When applied topically, garlic can treat skin infections.
In chronic conditions, garlic reduces blood sugar and blood pressure. It is effective in the treatment of Malaria and boosts immunity in individuals with AIDS. It is also a widely used de-wormer. Some people add garlic powder to almost every dish.
Fresh garlic has more powerful properties, but some people cannot eat it raw, as its taste is too strong. In these cases, you can chop it finely, slightly cook it or just make a garlic honey.
Garlic honey is easy to make and you can use it to treat an ailment or add it to your meals. Clean and chop a whole garlic bulb. Chopping help the garlic release allicin, the most potent chemical agent.
Allicin is a product of the reaction between Allin and the enzyme Allinase when you chop or crush garlic cloves. Once you have finished chopping the cloves, put them in a clean pint jar. Add honey. Use raw and organic honey. Honey seeps hard through the garlic pieces, so pour slowly. Use a knife or a chop stick to get any air bubbles out.
Close the jar and label it. Do not forget to put the date on. Keep it in your cupboard for 2-4 weeks.
You can use the honey alone, or eat the garlic as well. Use the garlic honey within 3 months. You can also add it to your tea to treat colds, cough and sore throat.
Coleslaw dressing with garlic honey is one of the options you should take into consideration.
Give it a try, and here are the ingredients you need:
- 3 tbsp herbal vinegar of your choice
- 3 tbsp Virgin Olive or Coconut oil
- 2-3 tbsp garlic honey
- 1/4 tsp mustard seed
- 1/4 tsp celery seed
- 1/4 tsp pepper
Mix all the ingredients together and drizzle it over 4 cups of shredded cabbage and a cup of shredded carrot. Toss and chill your salad for 2 hours before you serve it.