Have you started your fermented honey garlic yet? Currently the world is beginning to welcome the autumn season by displaying bumpy pumpkins and leaf garlands strung about. While I am all about welcoming autumn with the scents and flavors of the season, (pumpkin sourdough muffins anyone?), I cannot help but to see fall as a time to prepare some essential immune support for our family here at home.
Natural Immune System Support
If you have spent any time around here, you know I am all about the natural homemade immune system remedy. From fire cider to elderberry syrup, I am a huge fan of natural to support the immune system. Honey garlic is new to the line up here on the blog!
Fermented Honey Garlic
Fermented honey garlic is a natural, affordable way to support your body against viruses and germs. Garlic is one of the most well-researched herbs. For over 5,000 years garlic has been used as an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, expectorant, and immune supporter. Garlic helps support the body’s response to respiratory infections and can shorten the duration of the infection by stimulating the immune system and thinning of mucus.
Raw, local honey also has several immune supporting benefits. Honey is a natural antibacterial and antimicrobial agent. It can kill harmful bacteria and fungi. You will want to choose raw honey and local if you can find a beekeeper near you.
How to use Fermented Honey Garlic
In our home, we pair fermented garlic honey with elderberry syrup and fire cider throughout the season. Not at the same time of course, but I like to switch things up and add it to different things. You can enjoy it in a teaspoon or add it to cooled down tea. Make sure your tea is cooled down though, so the heat doesn’t breakdown any of the beneficial properties of the garlic. Finally, you can add it to your fire cider as well. If you haven’t started brewing your fire cider, I recommend that you start soon.
Preparation is always the best tactic. Fall is definitely the season to start making your fermented honey garlic. It will store well in the pantry and you can reach for it when you need a little immune support or a natural cold remedy.
DIY Fermented Honey Garlic 🍯🧄
- 8-16oz glass jar
- 3 garlic bulbs- peeled and diced or crushed diced or crushed
- 1 cup Raw local honey *Approximately, use the amount that will cover the garlic clove completely*
- Fill the jar 1/2 full with chopped garlic cloves, then cover with local honey. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Make sure that all of the garlic is covered & put on the lid
- You can rotate the jar right side up & upside down every day, just to be sure your honey stays covered.
- Add your honey to cooled tea or take a teaspoon as is.