May your food be your medicine and your medicine your food. The aphorism that Hippocrates, father of Medicine, bequeathed 2,400 years ago. Eat garlic and honey on an empty stomach for 7 days and see what happens.
Inside our house we have a large pharmacy with natural remedies that we often ignore.
Many of the spices that we use to cook daily have incredible healing properties and we do not take advantage of them as we should.
Garlic and honey natural antibiotics
Garlic and honey are super foods that combined form an excellent natural remedy to combat conditions such as colds, flu, and other illnesses.
The sulfur compounds in garlic and the nutrients in honey exert an anticoagulant and toning effect on the veins, preventing the formation of thrombosis and varicose veins. Control bad cholesterol. The allicin in garlic detoxifies the blood, removes excess cholesterol and regulates triglycerides.
The best thing is that you can pack this mixture and keep it for a long time to always have it on hand. We suggest you try it for 7 days in a row and experience the fabulous results.
The benefits of garlic
Garlic is not only a perfect option when it comes to adding flavor to your meals, it also provides a long list of health benefits thanks to its powerful antioxidant properties.
Garlic has a compound known as allicin, which helps lower cholesterol levels, prevents blood clotting, and has been shown to have anticancer and antimicrobial properties.
Also, garlic has low calories but is very rich in nutrients.
Contains Manganese, Vitamin B6, Selenium and fiber. It is a natural enhancer of the immune system helping to fight infections. One study found that a daily dose of garlic reduces the number of colds by 63%.
The benefits of honey
Organic or raw honey is packed with antioxidants, enzymes, and minerals including iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and selenium.
It is also loaded with Vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. (Industrial honey is generally processed in a way that heat destroys these natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.)
Organic honey is also excellent in helping with digestion.
The vitamins and minerals present in honey help lower cholesterol levels and it is a great source of energy for your body and mind.
It also helps maintain a healthy weight since you can use it as a replacement for sugar.
And as if this were not enough, its antioxidant properties make honey an excellent ally of the immune system.
Garlic and honey recipe
Take several cloves of garlic but do not peel them completely (just remove the first layer, the easiest to remove which is the one that holds all the cloves together at the end).
Then place them inside an empty glass jar. You can use a previously sanitized jam container.
Finally, pour the organic honey over the jar full of garlic. Use a spoon to remove the bubbles. Ready, you have an excellent natural home remedy!
Now you just have to leave it in the refrigerator or in the cupboard, at room temperature, for a few days before consuming it. If the jar is closed correctly every time you ingest a little of the mixture, it can last up to 2 years.
Tips and Warnings
TIPS : To get the most benefits from garlic, you should always use it raw. Cooking garlic decreases its nutritional properties.
WARNING : Consumption of honey during the first year of life has been identified as a risk factor for infant botulism by the Mayo Clinic.
Infant botulism occurs when the baby ingests live bacteria and they grow within the gastrointestinal tract.
Remember to consult your doctor before ingesting the mixture.
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Manzano, Jesús. Experto en «Ciencia detrás del comportamiento de las abejas» (2022). Manual de Apicultura en Sistemas de Producción Ecológica (4a. ed.). España, Guadalajara: Ecocolmena. Profesor de apicultura y perito judicial en apicultura – Socio fundador de Ecocolmena