Diseases caused by cold or appearing in times of cold are quite common and sometimes we believe that everything we do to avoid them or to cure ourselves is not enough.
So finding alternatives to fight colds, coughs and flu is always a good idea and this time, to add a new natural remedy to your list we want to give you know the uses and benefits of garlic honey.
We all know the advantages of honey, which has been used since antiquity not only for its sweet and entrancing taste, but also for its healing properties both internal and external use. As for garlic, which in some cultures is called “white gold”, we can only name benefits in relation to the effects it produces in the body taking care of infections thanks to its antiseptic, anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.
While garlic in some cases may be rejected due to its intense aroma we know that it makes important contributions to health by helping to reduce blood sugar and lowering blood pressure levels. It has also been used successfully in the treatment of malaria and increases defenses by stimulating immunity in people affected by AIDS.
This home remedy was developed by an American doctor who tried to combine these two “superfoods”, obtaining a potent and effective remedy for the treatment of diseases related to the respiratory apparatus.
To prepare you will need:
– 1 head of garlic
– ½ liter of honey
– ½ liter water
Garlic is much more effective raw because it concentrates better its properties, that is to say that to prepare this home remedy we will simply peel them, wash them and finely chop them to release allicin, which is the substance that concentrates most of its properties.
Once you have chopped the garlic put it into the jar and add the honey.
Try to get organic honey for better results. As you introduce the honey into the jar it is possible to form air bubbles that need to be removed, use a knife or any other element to get rid of these bubbles.
Close the bottle tightly and place a label on the front with the date of manufacture. Keep it in a cool, dry place for 20 days to release all of its properties and after that time you can use it.
You can add this garlic honey to your infusions or just take one or two tablespoons to relieve the symptoms of flu and colds.
You can keep this home remedy for a period of three months.