Garlic and honey may look like the two oddest foods to combine in a simple recipe, but putting them together can actually result in an awesome, immune system-forging remedy that will help your weary body stay healthy and strong for months on end!
This is one word derivation for honey: Melli is the root for the French word miel meaning “honey.” The French word ferre meaning “to bear” is obviously the same as the English word “ferry.” Rumor has it that Carolus Linnaeus, who named the honey bee, later tried to correct his mistake.
He realized that honey bees do not carry honey—but they carry nectar—so he tried to change the name to Apis mellifica, the name for a honey–making bee. However, he was too late for renaming it! The rules for the naming of species dictate that the older name takes precedence over the newly-coined one!
Another word derivation for honey is found in this one: The scientific name for the European honey bee, Apis mellifera, originates from 2 sources: Apis is the Latin name for “bee” whereas mellifera is an old Hellenic phrase for “honey-bearing.”
The third, also interesting word derivation for honey, is this one: The word api (or ape) in the Macedonian language means “to bite,” so it is obviously connected with the notion of a bee as a stinging insect.
At first sight, honey and garlic may look like the two oddest foods to combine in a simple recipe, but putting them together can actually result in an awesome, immune system-forging remedy that will help your weary body stay healthy and strong for months on end!
Health benefits of raw organic honey
Raw honey is ‘blissfully high’ in antioxidants, along with potent minerals and enzymes including: potassium, iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. If this list doesn’t sound enough for you, let’s say that the raw honey also contains: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and Vitamin B6.
Keep in mind that commercially-offered honey is often heavily processed, meaning that the excessive heat in the process has already heavily destroyed [or damaged] its natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals! But raw honey is rich in taste and offers a ‘multitude’ of nutritional benefits. Raw honey also has a healthy glycemic index that aids in better digestion and an overall feeling of profound wellness.
Raw honey with its all-natural vitamins and minerals helps lower cholesterol levels. Raw honey helps fuel and support the body and the mind while making it botherless to maintain a healthy weight. Raw honey’s antibacterial and antioxidant properties make it a great medication for your immune system, and especially for your youngsters, whose immune response to diseases is often weak.
Health benefits of organic garlic
When it comes to eating healthy food, the garlic is a par compared with any other remedial food. The unusual choice of adding flavor to an otherwise savory recipe provides a long list of health benefits.
The garlic contains a compound known as allicin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels, prevent blood clotting, and has also been shown to have certain anti-cancer properties and strong anti-microbial effects.
The garlic is low in calories, but, at the same time it is high in nutrients, containing: vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, selenium, and digestion-friendly plant fiber. It is the ultimate immune system booster that helps the body fight many infections. A scholar study found that a daily dose of garlic reduced the number of colds by 63%, while reducing the average length of cold symptoms by up to 70%.
Here’s how to make garlic-enriched honey as a natural remedy to rev up your immune system and keep your body slender and fit:
Honey Garlic Recipe
- 1 cup of raw honey
- 3-4 heads of raw garlic
- a small jar with a air-tight lid
- Separate the heads of garlic into individual cloves.
- Don’t peel the garlic cloves, but remove the outer layer only.
- Fill the jar with the unpeeled garlic cloves.
- Slowly pour the honey over the cloves.
- Use a spoon to release any trapped air bubbles.
- Ensure that the cloves are completely covered by honey, and put the lid on the jar.
- Allow the mixture to infuse for a few days, either in the fridge or at room temperature.
- It is time to taste and enjoy your savory-sweet meal! To enjoy this tasty honey-garlic mix, spread it on toast, use it in a homemade salad dressing, or add it to your favorite homemade granola recipes!
Note: To reap the most health benefits from your homemade honey garlic remedy, always use raw garlic. Heat can neutralize the active compound allicin, found in raw freshly-crushed garlic, thus lessening its much-sought nutritional properties.
Indeed, crushing the raw garlic will help enhance the benefits of allicin. And, feel free to add any supplemental herbs to your recipe, such as thyme or mint leaves for extra flavor and benefit.
Whenever you are feeling “a degree under,” go for a ‘golden spoonful’ of this honey-garlic mix to help you get rid of your condition the quickest. For a daily immune system boost, take one spoonful a day on an empty stomach, that is before eating or drinking anything else. You will feel more energetic in a jiffy, and your body will be functioning at an optimal level.