Joyce Keeler, Jan 1996, herblist
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 17:02:15 -0500
From: "J. Keeler" <jkeeler.MOOSE.UVM.EDU>
Subject: Re: Garlic Syrup
> Garlic Syrup- Peel about a half pound of garlic and put into quart jar. Cover with honey.
> After 14 days the honey syrup is usable for cough syrup. The honey can be used to baste chicken and the garlic can be used for anything.
Last year I had strep throat and called my homeopathic practitioner for advice. I had vaguely remembered something she had said months previously about garlic being a very powerful antibiotic. I am somewhat allergic to any forms of penicillin so I was hoping for a substitute. She gave me one that worked in two days. It was a container, like one of those small honey jars with 1/3 lemon juice, 1/3 honey and 1/3 fine minced or garlic. She said she had been up in Maine on housecalls and had a flu that just would not go away and she remembered to take this concoction and it worked. So, you may wish to add the lemon juice. I did not allow it to ferment---I took it straight away and as I said in two days, that terrible strep throat pain was gone. PLEASE NOTE: You take small portions on a spoon and chew up and swallow the garlic/honey/lemon mixture.
Joyce in Vermont