Try this Garlic Cough & Cold Syrup recipe when you are feeling a cold coming on.
Garlic Cough & Cold Syrup Ingredients
- 2 ounces of freshly minced garlic
- 1/8 cup of water
- 1/8 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup of honey
Garlic Cough & Cold Syrup Instructions
Mince the garlic. Pour it into a sealed glass jar with the water and vinegar and soak for 4 hours or up to 2 weeks. Then, strain the garlic out of the liquid using a funnel and coffee filter. Warm the honey on low heat and then add it to the mix. Adults take a max dose of 1 Tablespoons four times a day. Children: take a max dose of 1 teaspoon four times a day.
Some Garlic Cough & Cold Research
- Results of the double blind study suggested aged garlic extract in a diet may enhance immune cell function and reduced the severity of colds and flu. From: Nantz, M. P., Rowe, C. A., Muller, C. E., Creasy, R. A., Stanilka, J. M., & Percival, S. S. (2012). Supplementation with aged garlic extract improves both NK and γδ-T cell function and reduces the severity of cold and flu symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled nutrition intervention. Clinical Nutrition, 31(3), 337-344.
- One hundred forty-six volunteers were randomized and those taking the allicin-containing garlic supplement, one capsule daily, over a 12-week period between November and February were less likely to catch the common cold. From: Josling, P. (2001). Preventing the common cold with a garlic supplement: a double-blind, placebo-controlled survey. Advances in therapy, 18(4), 189-193.
- A garlic supplement reduced acute respiratory infections in children. From: Andrianova, I. V., Sobenin, I. A., Sereda, E. V., Borodina, L. I., & Studenikin, M. I. (2002). Effect of long-acting garlic tablets” allicor” on the incidence of acute respiratory viral infections in children. Terapevticheskii arkhiv, 75(3), 53-56.
By: Kathy Sadowski