This Is Why You Should Have Raw Garlic And Honey On An Empty Stomach (Video Included)

Written by Jyotsana Rao  • 

You might have heard the proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But, have you ever heard someone say, “A single bulb of garlic a day keeps all diseases at bay”?

Well, it’s true!

Garlic is one of the most versatile kitchen ingredients that can be used in almost any savory dish. The aroma and flavor of garlic are so tempting that it can enhance any dish. It also contains flavonoids and antioxidants that are good for our heart and overall health.

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Garlic contains allicin that is antibacterial in nature and is also responsible for its distinct smell. This compound enters the body through the digestive tract and travels throughout the body. It then exerts its potent biological effects wherever required.

Garlic also contains a natural compound called alliin, which is released from the broken cells when we chew the pod. When alliin comes in contact with alliinase (another enzyme present in garlic), it gets converted into a volatile oil, which is nothing but allicin. Other oils present in garlic are terpenes, ajoenes, etc.

Eating raw garlic has a number of positive effects on our body since it is low in calories and rich in nutrients such as manganese, vitamin C, vitamin B12, fiber, and selenium. It boosts your immunity and fights infection.

Apart from all these benefits, did you know you can mix raw garlic with raw honey to make an amazing immunity boosting mixture that also helps to make your body and bones strong and healthy?

Here’s how you can make the garlic-infused honey potion that can be used as an effective and natural home remedy to boost your immunity and maintain a healthy body.

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You Will Need

  • 1 cup of raw honey
  • 3-4 garlic heads

How To Make

  1. Separate the heads of garlic into individual cloves and remove the outer layer.
  2. Now, take a jar and fill it with unpeeled garlic cloves.
  3. Pour raw honey into it and then mix it with a spoon to make sure there are no trapped bubbles in the jar.
  4. Once the cloves are completely covered by honey, cover the jar with the lid and allow this mixture to infuse for some days. You can either keep it in the fridge or at room temperature.
  5. Enjoy the infused mixture after 10 days.

To get the maximum benefits of garlic, it is recommended to use it raw because once you cook it, the heat can decentralize the allicin, thereby reducing its nutritional value. You can also add some additional supplements to this mixture, such as thyme leaves.

Here is a video tutorial on how you can make this mixture at home:

So, when you feel sick, take a teaspoon of this honey and garlic infused mixture. It will eliminate the symptoms of the illness quickly. You can have it on a daily basis to boost your immunity; and soon, you will start feeling quite energetic and healthy.

You are already aware of the nutritional value and benefits of garlic. But, you might wonder how raw honey can help maintain your immunity and if it has any other benefits. So, here are a few health benefits of consuming raw honey:

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  1. Raw honey is rich in nutrients. It contains up to 80 substances from Mother Nature that are very helpful for our bodies, such as vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, iron, calcium, phosphorous, copper, and manganese.
  1. It is also rich in antioxidants. The amino acids present in it accelerate the growth of healthy tissues in the body. Consuming raw honey neutralizes the effect of free radicals in the body, thereby preventing further damage to the cells. Unfiltered raw honey helps you combat major diseases such as cancer and diseases of the heart. It also contains an antioxidant, pinocembrin, which helps in improving the performance of the brain.
  1. The intake of raw honey promotes faster healing of wounds as it creates a protective wall around wounds, burns, sores, or skin ulcers.
  1. If you are looking for a perfect home remedy for skin diseases or cuts and abrasions, then a cup of unfiltered honey is all you need. Apply raw honey on your skin and leave it for some time. Then, rinse it with cold water. Doing this will moisturize your skin and make it smooth and soft. It will also help to clear issues such as acne or allergies that are caused due to cosmetics. If you have dry skin, you must apply honey to your skin. Along with sealing in the moisture, it will also stimulate blood circulation.
  1. Raw honey also contains antibacterial properties that help in the treatment of cough and cold. It helps treat throat infections as well as provides relief from cold.
  1. Honey is rich in sugar, and when it mixes with the enzyme inhibine, it dehydrates the harmful microorganisms present in the body. On the other hand, processed honey destroys this enzyme. Hence, it is always recommended that you consume raw and unfiltered honey.
  1. Raw honey helps in treating sunburns. Just lather on a spoonful of honey on the affected area and see the difference. Make sure that the honey is organic and unfiltered.
  1. A teaspoon of raw honey is enough to energize the body, especially after a workout session.
  1. Unfiltered honey is a source of alkaline foods that help in combating various diseases.
  1. Raw honey is also used to cure various diseases in Ayurvedic medicines. Some of these ailments include bronchial asthma, infections in the urinary tract, obesity, poor eyesight, etc.

With so many health benefits, isn’t it a good idea to include honey in your diet? Better still, infuse raw garlic in honey and consume this powerful mixture on a regular basis.

If you have any doubts or queries, you can post them in the comments section below.

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