These 5 Healing Honey Infusions Will Revitalize Your Health

In Home Remedies by Marvin Francis

I can’t over emphasis the benefits of honey – from being able to boost endurance, reduce muscle fatigue of athletes to being the perfect remedy for most diseases. Honey is an excellent source of flavonoids, antioxidant which helps reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. It also helps reduce ulcer and other gastrointestinal disorders. Honey is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, which works well in soothing cough or sore throat. Below are 5 flavors of honey infusions, that makes a potent mix for your health

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Lemon Honey Infusion

This my personal favourite honey infusion for cold – I learnt it during my stay in India. The lemon in the infusion helps loosen phlegm while the honey soothes all form of irritation. If you are down with cold I suggest you try out this infusion.

Honey Infusions for a Healthy Life

You will need.

  • 1 cup of honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • Zester/Grater
  • Tea Bags
  • Glass Jar with Lids
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cups
  • Knife

Direction: Firstly, start by scrubbing the lemon with sponge and warm water. Rinse well and dry it with a paper towel. During this will prevent bacteria from entering the honey. Using a lemon zest, grate the lemon back. Place the grated lemon peel inside a tea bag. This will allow for the honey to soak in the aromatic flavors and also allow for easy removal when you are done. You can also toss in a few slices of lemon to boost the flavour. Now set up your double broiler and pour 1 cup of honey into it. Add the grated lemon tea bag into the honey. Heat your honey until it reaches a temperature of 185F and keep your honey mixture steeping at 185F for ten minutes. Now, remove the honey from heat and cool it for about 10 minutes. Gently remove the tea bag from the honey. Pour the honey into a sterilized jar and screw the lid.


Cinnamon-honey Infusion:

This is one of my personal favorite infused honey. It can also be used on bread toast. Cinnamon is an excellent source of anti-oxidant. Cinnamon has also been used for illness like diabetes, candida, weight loss, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Toenail Fungus, Parkinson’s, Stomach flu and many more. Cinnamon is anti-fungal which helps clear sinuses and congestions. This infusion has also been shown to greatly lower cholesterol level. Most people wonder where I get my sweet cinnamon stick from. I get them from mountain rose herbs. Here is a link to the one I use

Cinnamon-And-Honey

You will need…

  • 1 cup of honey
  • 4-6 sticks of cinnamon
  • a pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)

Directions: Put 6 sticks of cinnamon into a double boiler and add 1 cup of honey into it. If you don’t have a double-boiler, feel free to use a saucepan. Allow the cinnamon to steep into the honey for about 2 hours. Then remove the honey from the heat. If you wish to strain it, pour it through a small strainer to remove the cinnamon from the honey. You can now store in a glass jar.


Ginger-honey Infusion:

While in India I observed that ginger is virtually used round the clock and mostly in Ayurvedic medicine.  Ginger helps clear sinuses that flares up seasonally and it digestion friendly and can help soothe upset stomach. Ginger used in this infusion helps flush out toxins and boosts circulation.

Honey and ginger infusion

You will need…

  • 1 cup – honey
  • 1 Tablespoon – fresh ginger root, peeled and julienned

Direction: Pour one cup of honey into a double boiler with water at the bottom. Then add your ginger. Bring the water to boil – and bring the honey to 185°F. Leave it at that Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Now remove from heat and let it sit for 10 minutes. You can either strain the infusion immediately or leave it for 2 hours or up to 2 weeks in a glass jar with a tightly fitting lid.


Clove-honey:

My Herbalist friend told me that cloves is a great remedy for toothache. All you need do us place a few cloves in your mouth and moisten them with saliva until they soften, then bruise them between your non painful molars in other to release their pain-relieving oil. The honey present in this infusion helps heal any mouth sore while keeping the bad bacteria out

cloveinfusedhoney

You will need…

  • 1 cup of honey
  • 5-10 whole cloves

Directions: Pour 1 cup of honey into a saucepan or a double boiler. Then add seven cloves into the honey and heat. If you are using a sauce pan please do heat in low flame for about 10 minutes. Whereas if you are using a double boiler, bring it to 185°F. Let it infuse for 2 hours or up to 1 to 5 weeks, depending on how long you wish. Once you are done strain the mixture and store in an airtight container. Here is a link to where I buy my cloves


Apple Cider Vinegar honey:

Apple cider vinegar never lacks in my kitchen, virtually every remedy calls for it. And it not surprising that it make for a great lemon infusion. The only issue with this infusion is that it’s not that sweet like every others. The ACV cuts down the sweet taste of honey, so don’t bother adding it into your toast. I suggest you go for 100% organic ACV. My personal favorite is the Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. Always dilute your ACV before use. ACV helps neutralize the body’s pH and can helps with sore throat and upset stomach

 honey - apple cider vinegar

You will need…

  • 1 cup of honey
  • 2-3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Directions: Pour 3 tablespoons of ACV into a sauce pan, followed by 1 cup of honey. Place on low heat for about 10 minutes, stir thoroughly and pour the resulting mixture into a jar. Let it sit as long as you desire.

Storage

Always store in a cool place, away from direct sunlight. Making sure that the jar is tightly covered. This was it can last up to 7 months or more. Although most people argue that it can last indefinitely – but I have never stored it longer than 7 months. You can try and see for yourself. If you want to leave the infusion for a longer time than several hours, pour it into your jar and close. When it’s infused enough, simply re-heat before straining by placing the jar in warm water if you’d like.