Health & Beauty Recipe
by Jessika Schaad
Garlic & Onion Immune & Cough Syrup
As the cooler weather arrives, its time to warm up our bodies and keep
our immune fire burning.
Garlic and Onion are well known for their antiviral, antibacterial,
antiseptic, antimicrobial actions as well as blood cleaning and clearing
congestion.They contain Vitamins A, B and C and a good handful of
minerals including sulphur which helps to clear the skin, cleanse the liver
and build a strong immune system. These herbs have time tested
benefits for ailments such as respiratory ailments of all kinds, earache,
arthritis, gout, diabetes, exhaustion, cholesterol and blood sugar l
owering and stimulating circulation. Garlic fights infection by its odorous
compound allicin, which is a powerful antibiotic. I could write pages of
the use and ability of these herbs alone, but for now lets get to our
garlic and onion syrup to make for warding off the viruses and vampires
and keeping our immune defences at the ready!
From your kitchen;
1-2 onions (preferably organically grown) peel and chop in thick rings (crying is also healing!)
1-3 heads of garlic (preferably organically grown) peel and chop cloves in half
1-2 sticks of cinnamon
1 1/2 cup of raw honey
additional options: 3 whole cloves, 2 Tbsp grated/ sliced ginger , 2 Tbsp of slippery elm powder for more soothing action to throat, a handful of fresh sage and thyme leaf.
Place all ingredients in a stainless steel pot and gently warm on lowest heat until the honey is all runny. Turn off the stove and let it marinate for a few hours. Pour into a big glass jar and allow to further sit for another day. Give a bit of a shake every few hours. You can either leave all ingredients in the jar or sift them out, keeping the onion and garlic for cooking and composting the rest. Place the jar in the fridge and consume over a few months.
Adults - 1 tablespoon, once to several times daily. Children 1 teaspoon, once or several times daily (can add this to their meals ie in rice or soup).