Honey Fermented Garlic

pseabolt Posts: 48 ✭✭✭
edited October 2020 in Herbal Medicine-Making

Tonight I was gifted a small jar of garlic fermented in honey. I am grateful and thanked my friend for her thoughtfulness but.... What the heck is it and what do I do with it? When I asked she just shrugged and said “you take it when you’re feeling sick”. Oh, ok. Do any of you guys have any experience with this? If you have, would you like to share your thoughts and perhaps any advice on the subject? I’m intrigued and a little frightened, I mean “honey”, “fermented” and “garlic” are just three words that I never imagined stringing together.


  • Gail H
    Gail H Posts: 359 ✭✭✭✭

    @pseabolt I make some every year. It's very good when one feels on the verge of some illness or another. I leave my garlic cloves whole, but perhaps others chop theirs. If the cloves are whole, I just take a little spoonful of the honey when I feel it's necessary. If it seems like it might be something more serious, I eat one of the garlic cloves.

    It does seem a bit counter intuitive at first, but this is apparently a very old remedy and quite effective. "Off Grid with Doug and Stacy" on YouTube has a few videos about the process and benefits. Here's one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHh8ApRDTJk

  • Hassena
    Hassena Posts: 345 ✭✭✭

    good day, we make this annually too. We use it to cook with too

    Garlic honey roasted veggies...so good.

    Anyways we take a teaspoon when we feel an illness attempting to take root. If the illness gets in good. We'll take a teaspoon of garlic honey every 4 hours. Drink elderberry in the evening and gargle salt water to ward of vampires and illness.

    honey is an amazing preservative and healer. Garlic honey is just one of the things to make for health. :)

  • Obiora E
    Obiora E Posts: 517 ✭✭✭✭

    @pseabolt I read about it in Rainforest Home Remedies last year. It is something that you can at night (before heading to bed), if you are not feeling well. Similar to taking Cod Liver Oil at night as a child.

  • tomandcara
    tomandcara Posts: 712 ✭✭✭✭

    You can also add herbs to the honey and garlic, ginseng, astragalus are 2 I add for making it more medicinal. Works well for cough.

  • pamelamackenzie
    pamelamackenzie Posts: 143 ✭✭✭

    Sounds like a good friend, trying to keep you healthy gifting you with the benefits of honey and garlic and probiotics all in one.

  • csinclair461
    csinclair461 Posts: 159 ✭✭✭

    I made some earlier this year, after a cashier at Natural Grocer told me about it while we were discussing elderberry syrup recipes, I finally tried it recently, and it tasted pretty much like I had imagined- like garlicky honey, and the clove is sweeter. Still tastes like garlic, but the bite is gone (if you ever had raw garlic, it burns - honey fermented garlic doesn’t). She told me she uses garlic infused honey in her elderberry syrup recipes. Since mine is ready, I may use it next time, just to see.

  • pseabolt
    pseabolt Posts: 48 ✭✭✭

    @csinclair461 you'll have to let me know how it works out. Please. I made some elderberry syrup today and added some thieves oil to it.

  • Desire’
    Desire’ Posts: 31 ✭✭

    When you feel a cold or something coming on try steeping some sage or thyme and sweeten it with the garlic honey. A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down.

  • Cornelius
    Cornelius Posts: 872 ✭✭✭✭

    I am currently in the process in making it. I have less then ten days left until I put it in the fridge and its "finished?" This is my first attempt!

  • John
    John Posts: 163 ✭✭✭

    Always love to read about and learn new things. Thanks everyone. :)

  • Cornelius
    Cornelius Posts: 872 ✭✭✭✭

    Is the garlic suppose to have a light brown color when it is finished?