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Fermented Garlic And Honey: Benefits, Uses, & Easy Recipe

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Fermented garlic and honey is a traditional remedy that has many health benefits, is easy to make, and can be a great addition to your natural medicine cabinet.


This simple home remedy can help:

  • boost/ support your immune system
  • aid digestion
  • support healthy blood pressure levels
  • help achieve or maintain healthy cholesterol levels
  • fight cold and flu symptoms
  • aid is your body’s detoxification

And so much more!


In this post, we’ll go over the health benefits of fermented garlic and honey, the best ways to use it, along with safety and storage information.


Don’t forget to grab your free printable recipe at the end!


If you’re ready to add this super simple, yet incredibly effective remedy to your list of natural remedies, keep reading!

Health Benefits Of Fermented Garlic And Honey


Garlic and raw honey have both been found to have a number of health benefits.


These two products are known as traditional remedies that have been used for

  • coughs
  • colds
  • skin infections
  • asthma symptoms
  • infections
  • sore throat
  • high blood pressure
  • arthritis

And the list goes on!


Garlic’s Health Benefits


Garlic contains powerful medicinal properties and has been used by civilizations such as the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese throughout history.

The reason people of the past and present choose to include garlic in their natural medicine cabinet along with their meals is that this plant contains helpful sulfur compounds along with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin c, manganese, B6, selenium, and many others.



Garlic has been clinically studied and found to:


Those are some amazing benefits! But let’s move on to raw honey.

Benefits Associated With Raw Honey


Raw honey is an incredibly ancient food and medicine known to be antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial.

It is also naturally high in antioxidants and can help fight inflammation and balance the immune system!



Much like garlic, honey has been shown to:


Now that we know a few of the benefits of both garlic and honey, think of how effective they can be fermented together!

Best Ways To Use Fermented Garlic And Honey


If you feel run down or like a cold (or other illness) is starting to come on you can eat a clove of the fermented garlic and take a teaspoon of honey, or both!

But you don’t have to limit yourself to just taking them plain.

You can reap the great health benefits of fermented garlic and honey by using them in:


  • marinades
  • sauces
  • glazes
  • salad dressing

Or any other delicious recipe you can create!

Is Fermented Garlic And Honey Safe?


For most people, yes, fermented garlic and honey is safe.

But, just like anything else, there are certain people who should be cautious.


People with these issues should avoid this recipe or speak to their doctor before adding it to their health routine:


  • if you have an allergy to garlic or honey
  • if you are taking blood-thinning medication
  • if you are on medication for HIV
  • if you have diabetes
  • babies under 1 year of age

Fermented Honey And Garlic Recipe


Ok, so we’ve gone over the medicinal properties and health benefits of both garlic and raw honey, how to use it, and safety info, that means it’s time to get to the recipe!

There are only two ingredients so this is going to be SUPER simple to make 😉


Ingredients


  • 1 cup of whole garlic cloves (slightly bruised or crushed, not too much though!)
  • 1 cup of raw honey

Instructions


  1. Peel garlic cloves and crush slightly
  2. Put into a pint-sized mason jar
  3. Add honey and completely cover the garlic
  4. Cover with the lid loosely on and store in a dark, cool place
  5. After a few days, tighten the lid and flip upside down
  6. A few days later, flip the jar again and loosen the lid. Repeat this for up to a month.
  7. You will notice bubbles start to appear after a few days. This is totally normal.

Store your fermented garlic and honey in a cool, dark place. This product can last for many months in these conditions (but it doesn’t usually take long to use it all if you are taking often).

Well, that’s all the important points! If you would like a printable recipe you can find below.

Happy Fermenting!

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fermented garlic and honey

Fermented Garlic And Honey

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This easy to make, immune-boosting fermented garlic and honey recipe has powerful medicinal properties and is great to have on hand for cold and flu season as well as everyday health and wellness.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of whole garlic cloves (slightly bruised or crushed, not too much though!)
  • 1 cup of raw honey

Instructions

Peel garlic cloves and crush slightly

Put into a pint-sized mason jar

Add honey and completely cover the garlic

Cover with the lid loosely on and store in a dark, cool place

After a few days, tighten the lid and flip upside down

A few days later, flip the jar again and loosen the lid. Repeat this for up to a month.

You will notice bubbles start to appear after a few days. This is totally normal.

Notes

Store your fermented garlic and honey in a cool, dark place. This product can last for many months in these conditions (but it doesn't usually take long to use it all if you are taking often).

Resources


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11697022
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22280901
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24035939
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8169881
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16335787
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15881870
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22151785
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12358452
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005390/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28901255
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20618098

fermented garlic and honey

Hi, I’m Amy

I’m a Licensed Massage Therapist and have a degree in Human Services, but my most important job is being a wife and mom.  My goal is to provide others with researched and reliable natural health information just for women so you too can live….

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