As shared with Mind Body Green my new obsession with solar infused honey.
Honey is such an beautiful, deeply healing gift from our beloved bees. In keeping with the immune boosting theme on the STUDIO these past few weeks, I wanted to have a few honey infusions on hand over the winter season...just in case.
For more on the incredible gifts of bee medicine including Pollen, Royal Jelly, + Propolis please revisit my article HERE. I've included a quick review on honey below.
HONEY | bees swallow, digest and regurgitate nectar from flowers to make honey | it has powerful anti-bacterial + anti-fungal + antibiotic properties | high in antioxidants, and loaded with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes | can provide an energy boost prior to workouts | can be used as a relaxant and to improve sleep | used topically to treat wounds and to deeply hydrate the skin (Manuka honey masks are the best!) | honey also possesses carcinogen-preventing and anti-tumor properties | especially helpful for sore throats due to it's anti-microbial properties for killing off infection.
HONEY INFUSIONS | so if you combine all the powerful properties above with a few more of my favorite immune boosters, you've got a pretty heavy duty arsenal. I created 3 versions here, but the possibilities are endless. Also, feel free to play with measurements as these are suggestions.
TUMERIC GINGER HONEY | Combine 2 C Raw Local Honey with 5 T of Turmeric juice + 3 T minced Ginger in a glass jar. Let sit in the sun for about a week, turning over the jar every day.
GARLIC GINGER HONEY | Combine 2 C Raw Local Honey with 4 T minced Garlic + 4 T minced Ginger in a glass jar. Let sit in the sun for about a week, turning over the jar every day.
GYNOSTEMMA ROSE PETAL HONEY | Pour 2 C of Raw Local Honey in a glass jar and warm very gently in a pan of hot water, while steeping 3 Gynostemma tea bags in it. Let this sit overnight and cool. Remove tea bags and add 3-4 T of Rose Petals. Let sit in the sun for about a week, turning over the jar every day.