One of my passions in healing through foods, so when I come across an amazing all natural remedy for a common ailment I get really excited! I learned of this remedy while I was taking my Herbology course through The School of Natural Healing. It is targeted towards strep or sore throats.
– 1 Tbsp Pure Raw Honey
– 4 Minced Garlic Cloves
– 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
Just mix all together and take 1/2-1 tsp every hour. You will need to make about 4 batches over a 24 hour period. Do not wash down the mixture because you want it to coat your throat, the cayenne brings blood to the area and the garlic stimulates your immune system. If you follow the procedure you can get rid of your sore throat in 24 hours! That beats having to take antibiotics for 10 days.
Garlic is antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal so you are covered. Three cloves of garlic is actually equivalent to taking one dose of penicillin! You also want to use pure raw honey because the bees were not given sugar and antibiotics while producing the honey, and the honey will have maintained all its goodness because it wasn’t heated above 70+ degrees celsius.
Why shouldn’t I just take antibiotics? Antibiotics definitely have a time and a place but they are over used. The problem with antibiotics is that they kill ALL bacteria, good or bad. You have good bacteria in you intestines called “flora” that is needed to fight bacterial infections, help digest, and keep the intestines healthy. When antibiotics are over used you can run into problems such as yeast infections and irritable bowel syndrome.