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Honey and garlic, together and individually, have been praised for their health benefits for years, with many apparently combining the two to double the health benefits they provide. On the other hand, there are quite a few who do not believe in the "cure" and prefer to avoid their not very appetizing combination. Now health experts claim that honey with garlic does have many proven health benefits - and suggest how to combine them and consume them even if you are not sick and just want to strengthen your immune system.
"I've learned that you can take advantage of the immune support and benefits of relieving symptoms of both garlic and raw honey by fermenting them together," Happy Mama Essentials blogger and health enthusiast Mackenzie Wheeler explained to Good Morning America. "When garlic is fermented, its benefits are extreme," herbalist and healer Ryan Stephenson, founder of health resort Artah, told Vogue.
The hashtag #HoneyGarlic has 40 million views on TikTok as people try to ward off any illness during cold and flu season. Proponents call the combination "life-changing" and "liquid gold" — not to mention "your new favorite spice."
Here's how to enjoy the health benefits of both:
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It has scientific evidence: honey offers antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, anti-cancer and anti-metastatic effects, according to the National Library of Medicine. The slippery and thick sweetener has long been declared a cough suppressant and is even referred to as a "throat coat."
Garlic in honey, chewed or crushed, produces sulfur compounds like alain, which help boost the response of disease-fighting white blood cells, plus dialysal disulfide and s-alyl cysteine, which boast antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal benefits.
Garlic — which can be ingested raw, as a supplement or in fermentation — has also been found to increase the effectiveness of the immune system to help prevent or reduce the severity of illnesses, including the common cold, Dr. Raj Arora told Vogue. "In addition to the medicinal properties of raw honey and garlic, you, of course, enjoy a natural probiotic food, which is great for gut health," Arora added.
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Proponents of the drug suggest fermenting honey and garlic together to take advantage of all possible health benefits. Health guru Wheeler recommends putting two to three peeled garlic cloves in a jar and covering them with raw honey — then mixing the sweet, sticky nectar. Loosely seal the jar: You'll need to open and close it daily to prevent pressure buildup during fermentation – and place it in a cool, dry place for about three to four weeks before pulling out a spoon. That is, you should prepare this medicine now so that it is ready for the really cold winter days. Drizzle the delicious spice that has become cold on some vegetables or cheese and crackers, Wheeler suggests, or add to tea: "It's both delicious and healthy," she concluded.
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