If you've been on the hunt for a natural remedy that can turbocharge your well-being, your search ends here. Sounds dramatic but it’s true!
Fermented garlic honey is the answer! Last year you’ll remember me raving incessantly about this stuff, or perhaps I insisted that you try it for yourself.
My family still roll their eyes when I mention it and in all fairness I was talking about garlic honey like it was my full time job….but here’s why…late last fall, early winter, when everyone around me seemed to be catching one bug or another, I turned to my trusty jar of fermented garlic honey. I had been having a spoonful a day as part of my daily routine.
As the season's waves of viral sickness swept through, I found myself feeling remarkably well.
I seemed to have a shield of protection. I stayed healthy, and my immune system felt strong. I attribute it all to the fermented garlic honey.
Don’t just take my word for it though…here’s the science behind fermented garlic honey.
Fermented garlic honey is a blend of two natural powerhouses: raw, unpasteurized honey and garlic cloves. Through the process of fermentation, these ingredients combine their strengths to create a powerful combination.
Garlic has been celebrated throughout history for its immune-boosting properties. It contains allicin, a compound known for its antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
When paired with honey's natural antimicrobial qualities, you have an immune-boosting powerhouse.
Both garlic and honey have been linked to heart health. Garlic is believed to aid in reducing blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels, while raw honey, packed with antioxidants, can help protect your cardiovascular system. When you blend them into fermented garlic honey, you're crafting a heart-healthy potion.
Antioxidants are your body's natural defense against free radicals, which can damage cells and contribute to various health issues. The combination of garlic and honey results in an antioxidant-rich elixir that can aid in neutralizing harmful free radicals, helping you maintain better health.
Beyond its immune-boosting properties, garlic is known for its antibacterial and antiviral effects. It can help alleviate cold and flu symptoms and is also linked to reduced blood sugar levels, making it an excellent option for those looking to better control blood sugar.
Start your own batch today. Fermented garlic honey may be your key to vibrant health throughout this upcoming cold and flu season.
Fermented Garlic Honey: A Simple DIY Recipe
Making your own batch of fermented garlic honey is a straightforward process. Here's a simple recipe to get you started:
- 1 cup of Maple Ridge Farm Raw, Unpasteurized Honey
- 6-8 cloves of local, organic garlic, peeled and gently smashed because it releases more allicin
- A clean glass jar
- Place the garlic cloves in the glass jar.
- Pour the raw honey over the garlic cloves, ensuring they are fully submerged.
- Seal the jar and leave it at room temperature
- Flip the jar every day for a week or so - meaning the lid is bottom of the jar one day and is the top the next. This will ensure a good coating of the garlic without needing to stir it.
- The honey will become runnier as it begins to ferment
It takes about a month for the full fermentation to happen but you can absolutely consume the honey at any time during the fermentation process. You could make the jar today and start eating by the spoonful tomorrow.
The longer the fermentation the stronger the taste. If you are really brave you can also eat the cloves.
There you have it, try it this winter, you'll be glad you did.