Garlic Lemon Honey Tea - A Natural Decongestant
Updated: Feb 18
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, garlic bulb (Da Suan) is used to kill parasites, reduce swelling, expel toxins & warm and reduce stagnation in the Stomach.
Chinese garlic/garlic chives (Xie Bai) is used for chest, flank or upper back pain; difficulty breathing cough, wheezing & a stifling sensation in the chest. It’s also used for damp stagnation in the Large Intestines with dysenteric disorders.
Garlic is a powerful antioxidant with antimicrobial, antiviral, and antibiotic properties. It's also a natural decongestant and here’s a recipe.
Garlic Lemon Honey Tea
3 cups of water
3-6 cloves of garlic, halved
Honey to taste
Lemon to taste
How to prepare:
Put water in a medium saucepan and add garlic
Bring to a boil and simmer for 3-5 minutes (the longer you simmer, the stronger the tea will be)
Remove from heat, add honey and lemon juice
Sip 1/2 cup, three times per day
Refrigerate for 3-5 days
Have you used garlic as medicine before?
If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to try this recipe out.
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Source: Acupuncture Media Works