Garlic Honey for Healing
Updated: Mar 11
Garlic and honey have been used throughout history as known immune boosters, as they contain a plethora of benefits for preventative health and aids of symptoms. Garlic is known to have been used as far back as the Roman Empire as an improver of the cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal functions. It is known to have been used in Eastern communities of Japan and China for healthy respiration and digestion. The pattern of use continues through time, bringing us to now. Honey, like garlic, is a potent, all-natural, anti-bacterial that aids with the healing of wounds, new skin tissue growth, protection from local allergens, etc. When combined together, you can create a powerful concoction that promotes healthy skin from within, boosting your immune system and skin health.
Garlic honey is a fantastic way to deal with minor skin issues like the random breakout that appears out of *nowhere*. The mixture may be applied as a spot treatment or, alternatively as an overall mask. Apply a thin layer and allow to set atop your skin for up to 20 min. Add garlic honey to your flu season regimen. Fermenting garlic brings out the allicin in garlic, a defense mechanism against bad bacteria which, when consumed, benefits our bodies in fighting bacteria. It’s similar to an antibiotic in that it kills bad bacteria, and different than an antibiotic because it works synergistically with your body and doesn’t terminate the good bacterium necessary for healthy systemic function.
What You Need:
+ Bulb of garlic
+ 1/2 C raw, organic honey
+ Clean jar
What You'll Do:
Peel 1-2 bulbs of garlic and place inside your jar. Pour your organic, raw honey and immerse the garlic. Mix well. Keep in a cool dark cabinet for 4-6 weeks, allowing garlic to ferment. Shake 3-4 times a week to stir.
You can pop a clove of this garlic whenever you feel symptoms arising, OR, add this blend into your diet as a preventative means by cooking with it or eating it raw on the reg. I love using this honey for literally everything; you can spread it on toast, add it to your tea, or drizzle on top of fresh fruit. Some other ingredients you could mix in for added zest: ginger, apple cider vinegar, lemon, or chopped red chili peppers.
Do you already ingest or topically apply garlic or honey? What are your thoughts on how it affects your health long-term? Garlic honey is a must for your kitchen cabinets. Here's to strengthened immunity and glowing skin!
Strength and love,