July 18, 2015

Top Health Giving Properties of Garlic and Honey (and How to Make A Garlic Honey Tonic)

The popularity of garlic over the centuries has been incomparable.  Following this list has some awesome uses and benefits of garlic:
  1. Garlic is an anti cancer food. It contains innumerable anti carcinogenic properties and antioxidants that prevent formation of cancerous substances, inhibiting the growth of tumours. Studies have found that a diet rich in Garlic prevents various cancers such as the colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
  2. The antioxidant properties of Garlic lower triglyceride levels and total cholesterol from 5 to 15%.
  3. Another great benefit of garlic is the ability to stabilize blood pressure levels because of a substance in it – Allicin.
  4. Raw garlic acts as a natural antibiotic which has ability to promote immune system.
  5. Protects the body from invasion of bacteria and viruses.
  6. According to a study, garlic taken in conjunction with whole grains appear to increase the body’s absorption of iron and zinc.
  7. Loaded with allicin and selenium, Garlic enhances bile production that reduces the fatty liver condition. It’s also a good liver cleanser.

Honey has been used medicinally in most cultures through recorded history.
  1. Anti-bacterial: “All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide,” said Peter Molan, director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
  2. It is highly antiseptic and antitoxic, making it a ‘times immemorial’ wound and skin healer.
  3. Honey may be useful in minimizing seasonal allergies.
  4. Honey may be a preferable treatment for cough, sore throat and sleep difficulty.
  5. A study found that Manuka honey may prevent radiation-induced dermatitis in breast cancer patients. 
How to make garlic honey tonic
Peel a whole head of garlic. Mince finely by chopping or squeezing through a garlic press. Put in a mortar and pound until the garlic begins to go transparent. Spoon into a jar with 225g of honey. Stir well, seal and label.
How to use garlic honey:
•Colds (2)
•Cuts and grazes
Take half a teaspoonful daily as a tonic or preventative. For acute infections, take half a spoonsful up to six times daily. This can be taken directly, or with ginger and lemon tea or apple cider vinegar.

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