Garlic is known as one of the most powerful superfoods and it holds a special place in many cuisines worldwide. Even though it has a quite strong smell and not everyone likes it, garlic is extremely effective in treating many health issues. To name a few, garlic prevents atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, heart attack and it also lowers both blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It successfully treats minor issues, such as common cold, flu, hay fever, fungal infections, diarrhea, and insect bites. It eliminates toxins from the system, boosts immunity, and it effectively treats the symptoms of osteoarthritis, enlarged prostate, and diabetes.
When combined with ginger and honey, garlic`s effects are even more enhanced and it even has the ability to detoxify a body which has been subjected to aggressive treatment like chemotherapy.
For optimal results, garlic should be used in its raw form. All you have to do is to crush it, chop the leaves, and leave them for about 15 minutes. Heat decentralizes its active compound called allicin, meaning that cooking reduces its healing properties. Moreover, crushing it increases its bioavailability.
It is recommended to consume it on an empty stomach, before eating or drinking anything else as its nutrients cannot be fully absorbed when your stomach is full. To boost immunity and ensure your body is functioning at an optimal level, you should consume the tonic made of honey and garlic on a regular basis.
Natural Energy- Booster (Recipe)
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp of honey
Chop the garlic cloves and mix them with a tablespoon of honey. Take this tonic on a daily basis (two teaspoons) to boost energy levels and improve your overall health.
Garlic-Flu Tonic (Recipe)
- 5 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 red chili peppers, chopped
- 1 tbsp ginger, chopped
- Juice of one lemon
- Raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
Note: The natural oils of the ingredients are strong and may cause rashes on sensitive skin. Therefore, make sure you wear gloves while preparing this tonic.
- Take a 350-500 ml mason jar and place the chopped garlic in one layer
- Then, add the hot peppers in another layer, along with the seeds
- Finally, add the ginger and pour both lemon juice and organic apple cider vinegar
- Seal the jar, leaving a centimeter of free space from the rim
- Keep the jar in the pantry and consume on a regular basis (at least two teaspoons daily)
This amazing tonic is an extremely potent natural remedy immunity booster. It prevents and treats a sore throat and flu/cold symptoms in an all-natural and effective way.