Try this super simple two – ingredient recipe and stay healthy by simply consuming its’ fermented end products.
Both garlic and raw honey are well known as powerful immunity boosters that are loaded with highly effective anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. The healthful properties of these two ingredients have been used to rid sore throats, colds and flu for hundreds of years as a home remedy handed down through generations.
At the first sign of a sore throat or cold simply nibble on a few fermented cloves of garlic and take a spoonful of the honey ferment as you would cough syrup.
This natural concoction is so delicious; it may be difficult keeping it on hand for when you really need that healthy boost. The longer you ferment the better it gets. Be sure to make a double batch – believe me you will otherwise run out!
– Clean sterilized jar with lid
– Enough clean and peeled garlic cloves to fill the jar
– Enough raw honey to cover the jar filled with garlic cloves
Directions: Simply fill the clean jar with fresh peeled garlic cloves. Pour the raw honey over the garlic cloves to fill the jar. Leave a ¼ inch head space in the jar allowing for expansion. Tighten lid and place the jar on a saucer. As fermentation begins in 3-4 days gases will develop causing honey to expand and burp.
IMPORTANT POINTER: Watch your honey-garlic ferment. Open the jar to allow gases to escape daily. Forgetting to do this will cause the mixture to overflow or explode in the jar causing a very sticky but delicious mess.
Spice up your remedy by simply adding small amounts of healthy ingredients such as ground ginger, cinnamon, turmeric and/or cayenne pepper.
Question for you: do you use a regular canning jar and lids or would the hinged jar and gasket be better?
Any jar with lid will work. Be sure to keep the garlic covered with honey and open it daily to burp the gas buildup so it does not leak or explode on you – Very messy.