I am sick of being sick! Ever since my return to work after maternity leave, I have been dealing with illness. Seriously, 75% of the past two months I have been regrettably unwell. Thankfully, Sweet Baby has been protected by my amazing breast milk, and she has been the healthiest of our bunch! I recently visited with our family’s Naturopathic Doctor, (ND) and she recommend a quite delicious concoction, a “natural antibiotic,” that will send a clear message to the uninvited, “Leave NOW. Get packin’ and go!”
- 8-12 ounces RAW honey
- 1 medium onion
- 1 large lemon
- 1 6″ x 1″ wide chunk of ginger
- 1 head of garlic
Heat honey on stove top until is is transparent or less viscous. (You will be able to tell when it’s right– it will easily swirl in the pan). Heat to 120 degrees OR LESS. (Use a culinary thermometer if you have one). Any temp higher than 120 will cook out the beneficial properties of the honey. Peel garlic, ginger and onion and pulverize in a food processor. If you don’t have one the old fashioned way works just fine. Add the mix to the honey pot and juice the whole lemon into the mix. Let the remedy steep for a few minutes before use.
The healing honey can be used in teas or taken by the spoonful. I do not strain the mixture out of the honey.
Once it is mixed into your tea it settles to the bottom of the cup anyway. (I know you’re sick, but don’t be a wuss).
The honey mixture could be combined with extra honey lemon and hot water for a delicious and warming drink of its own.
The remedy should be stored in the refrigerator since all of the inputs to the honey are fresh. With proper storage, the honey should keep through cold and flu season.
I like the taste of the remedy, and was thinking about marinating salmon with it… But that’s just me, and I *might* be weird.
Ingest daily for one week and at the first sign of illness.
* Disclaimer* This information is in no way a substitute for your personal doctor’s orders. I am not an MD, an ND, nor am I a butcher, or baker, or candlestick maker. So there’s the facts. Take care of yourselves, and take care of one another.
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