You don’t have to run out and get some fancy schmancy immune boosting concoction. You probably have the ingredients in your kitchen to make two potent immune boosting garlic recipes right now. In this article, I’ll show you how to make garlic honey and garlic vinegar. It’s so easy, you will wonder why you haven’t done it before now. But first, let’s talk about the benefits.
Benefits of Garlic
Raw garlic is a powerhouse when it comes to maintaining health. Research focuses on its positive impact on
- Anti-bacterial effects
- Anti-viral effects
- Anti-fungal effects
- Blood pressure
- Cancer prevention and care
- Cardio vascular care.
- Memory improvement
It’s no wonder it’s been used medicinally for over 1,000 years. You can even use it in the garden to keep bugs away.
Some say the purple skinned garlic is the healthiest.
Benefits of Honey
Ancients used honey as a food and a medicine. While it’s low in vitamins and minerals, it’s high in bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants. The pollen that the bees consumer impact the health benefits. Generally speaking, the darker the honey, the more healthy it is.
The antioxidants reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, and some types of cancer. Honey may help reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. Putting honey on wounds and burns speeds healing. You’ve probably heard of honey cough syrup, right? That’s because it suppresses coughs.
Benefits of Vinegar
Vinegar has been used for at least 7,000 years for food and medicine. Some claim in lengthens life, heals the gut, improves hearing, mental powers, and vision. It’s also used to keep skin and hair healthy.
How does it do this? It’s packed with amino acids, healthful enzymes, and trace elements. It contains more than thirty needed nutrients, a dozen minerals, and several Vitamins, essential acids, and enzymes. Additionally, it’s a great source of calcium, chlorine, fluorine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, and sulfur. The body requires 22 essential minerals for health and 19 of them are found in ACV!
How to Make Garlic Honey
You need a small glass jar with a lid, raw honey, a head of garlic, a garlic press, and a knife. (The best place to get raw honey is at your local farmer’s market).
Separate the head into individual cloves. Cut off the hard ends. Place the cloves on a cutting board and gently press with the knife to crack the skin. This will make them easier to peel. Once the skin are removed, put the cloves in the garlic press and crush them. Crushed garlic releases more of the healthy compounds. Let rest for fifteen minutes.
Combine the garlic and honey in the jar and screw on the lid. Let it sit for 3-5 days before using. Eat a clove per day to maintain health.
How to Make Garlic Vinegar
You will need a quart size glass container, raw apple cider or Chinese rice vinegar and five heads of garlic. (You can reduce the recipe to make smaller amounts). Break garlic into cloves and cut off the dry ends. Remove the skins. Crush with the garlic press. Place the garlic and vinegar into the glass jar. Shake and let it rest in a dark place for at least two weeks. After two weeks it’s ready to use. After a month, you can discard the garlic and continue to use the vinegar.
To maintain health, drink one teaspoon per day in water after a meal. If you are sick, take two tablespoons mixed with warm water three times a day until you are feeling better.
Taking it straight can erode the enamel on your teeth. You can also use it in salads, but you don’t want to warm it as heat can destroy the benefits.
Prevention is the best medicine. These two immune boosting garlic recipes are easy, inexpensive so anyone can do this.