It was about a year ago when I was pregnant that my midwife introduced me to garlic lemonade. It is what she uses year-round if she starts to feel sick. She recommended it to me when I was fighting a cold. She even said it is something to give kiddos when they aren’t feeling 100%.
Since then a number of people I know have used it online and in real life. Here is my old blog post on it with several comments.
The big thing is to watch how much sweetener you use since sugars help surpress the immune system. For this recipe the maximum is 2 Tbsp. but try to use less if you can handle the taste.
2 quarts water
4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp honey (max. – use to taste)
Boil 2 quarts water. Turn off heat. Add garlic. Cover with lid. Let steep 30 minutes. Strain out garlic. Add juice of 2 freshly squeezed lemons. Add honey to taste (max. 2 tbsp).
You can drink this during the day. I put it in a quart jar and walk around with it. I prefer it a bit warm.