Garlic, Honey, and Lemon

Garlic, Honey, and Lemon……

Yes, You probably have all of these ingredients on hand, and yes you probably use them quite often, but  have you ever tried combining solely these three powerhouses in one bite?

Garlic: Garlic is one the oldest medicines known to humans and has been found in the ancient Egyptian tombs dating before 5,000 B.C.  Studies conducted at the Public Health Department in New Delhi, India indicate that 98% of people who live to 100 years of age or more consume at least one clove of garlic a day. Garlic has many benefits like lowering blood pressure, blood cleansing, arthritis relief, and decongestant.  Plus garlic packs powerful properties including antibiotic, antiviral, germicidal, antiseptic, and antifungal. The key ingredient in garlic is an organic sulfur compound named allicin. This compound quickly changes into other chemicals and loses its effectiveness when garlic is processed making it difficult to obtain the full medicinal value. Cooking garlic destroys the allicin rendering it negligible for healing. The best way to benefit from garlic’s miracle healing properties is to ingest it in its raw form as quickly as possible.

Honey: Honey has also been found in ancient tombs and temples around the world and is still highly prized for its healing properties. Antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antibiotic, and a natural preservative, honey does not spoil. Many studies have shown that honey is very effective in healing allergy symptoms. It many uses include external as well as internal applications, and it tastes delicious.

Lemon:  Lemon, an alkaline food, helps to activate and increase the efficiency of the liver. Rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium, lemons are another miracle food which has been useful in treating colds, flu, scurvy, sore throat, and liver problems.

Known as the ‘holy trinity’ of nature for healing aliments, almost everyone and their grandmother has their own way of incorporating them.  So I present you with another recipe to add to your collection of building the immune support, fighting infection, and general cleansing. This recipe is great as an appetizer or anytime of the day.

 

Wash and peel a thin outer layer of the lemon. (I say peel because mass majority of citrus fruit is coated with food grade or animal wax  and that’s not too appetizing is it? ) Slice the lemon thinly to get circles. Then remove any seeds. Mince the garlic and marinate from 10 minutes to months in raw local thick honey (The type that has pollen in it and is usually a yellowish color, not a dark see through color).  Place a dollop of the garlic honey marinate over the sliced lemon. Eat fresh.

*I used regular lemon and a Meyer lemon in the photo. Experiment with ratios to find what you like best. Be sure to rinse the mouth well or brush/ floss afterwards to clear out the acid from lemon on the teeth. 🙂

 

Stay funky fresh my friends!

Namaste

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