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Garlic, onion, and honey are a powerhouse of combined healing naturals. When you feel a sore throat, cold, runny nose, and body aches coming on, your immune system is probably running on empty. You can mix up this easy remedy for fast relief.
This syrup is all natural, and it tastes yummy too.
All you need are three ingredients:
A well-known natural remedy for colds and flu. Garlic has strong antiseptic and antispasmodic properties. This means that garlic is a natural antibiotic and will help you stop coughing. Its oil will also help open up your respiratory passages and can even help lower your fever.
Garlic is good for just about everything, and when it comes time to build immune strength and fight off colds and flu. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, anti-coagulant, antiviral, and also boosts blood circulation. Garlic does all this without creating bacterial and organism resistance. It’s been used as a gentle, persistent healer for thousands of years. Use on a regular basis, not just when you’re sick.
It’s many properties include working to reduce inflammation, preventing and helping to resolve diarrhea, improving circulation, liquefying mucus, and purifying the blood.
It also helps relieve flu symptoms including coughs, congestion, respiratory infections and bronchitis. Use onion on a regular basis too.
Honey makes a wonderful cough syrup all by itself. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so it is often used as a natural antiseptic in traditional medicines. Honey soothes and calms a sore throat, builds the immune system, and provides needed vitamins to restore your health.
As you probably already know, it’s tastes so good. It’s best to use only local honey, because it will counter pollen allergies. Honey is also a natural sleep aid, so when you’re sick you need extra sleep.
Combining garlic, onion, and honey we get a natural remedy for bacterial infection. Get well soon!
For adults to age 12, 1 tablespoon 3 times daily, but if really sick, up the dosage to 1 tablespoon every 2 hours. For children under 12, use 1 teaspoon instead at the same times as above.
You can add your “medicine” to your warm tea if you have trouble taking it from a spoon.
Honey should never be given to a child under the age of one. Also, remember honey is a sweetener, so be careful if you have diabetes.
You can leave your syrup on the counter, but to be on the safe side, store in the refrigerator and use within a few days.
Lisa Ray, Herbalist
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