Just a spoon full of honey helps some medicine go down...
or so Mary Poppins said so! And who wants to argue with that legend?
This spoon is full of the "syrup" I made last night when I felt my throat on fire, my salivary glads swollen, pain in my left ear, and my neck lymph glands all swollen up. No time for being sick, I had to stop whatever the bug was. Stop that bug in it's tracks!
Into the blender:
1/2 cup of raw, apple cider vinegar (ACV)
1 medium onion chopped into chunks
1 whole head of garlic, cloves separated and paper skins peeled off
Optional good choices to use for this preventive elixir, this magic potion: horse radish root, ginger root, cayenne peppers, turmeric root. The more of these you add, the more immune boosting and anti-inflammatory benefits you reap. Up the ACV to 1 cup and use chunks of the roots that are about a thumb's size and as much or little cayenne as you can tolerate.
Blend into a liquid. Pour into a pint size ball canning jar.
Add 1 to 2 tbsp. of raw, local honey (preferably honey with pollen, propolis, and royal jelly still intact for extra immune boosting powers) and stir into the liquid until the honey dissolves.
Immediately take 1-4 tablespoons.
If your tummy will not be happy with the raw garlic and onions, take 1 tablespoon every 15 to 20 minutes until you have 4 into your system.
The first tablespoon I took, I added 1 drop of oregano essential oil.
Take the jar to bed with you, spoon in hand. After you get ready for bed, take another 1-2 tablespoons.
By the time I turned off the bed side light, I was feeling 50% better.
Every time you wake up in the night, take some more.
In AM, take some more. Take every 2 hours or so for the next day or two. Finish the jar of "syrup."
This certainly beats getting the flu, or whatever was after me. I will admit that getting sick on occasion: having a fiery hot fever, sweating it out, and resting to get better does do good things for the body (but hey, that is another blog post). I did not have time this week to befriend the flu bug!
Eat garlic, onions, horseradish, ginger, cayenne, & turmeric . Assist your immune system this winter!