The Societal Ramifications & Consequences of the Making and Taking of Food

This site dedicated to the matters of food above and beyond the mere satiation of flavors on one's palette; but rather the ramifications to society from the consequences of how its' production, distribution, and nutrition affect living systems. How we sow, reap, harvest, legislate and base our economic systems on food is key to how we ultimately treat each other and the Earth.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dr. Tierra's Garlic Syrup to stave off the flu and colds

Having a rough time with the ensuing season. Feeling something coming on? This Garlic Syrup sat in my kitchen without refrigeration for a total of  3 years until I finally used it all. No bacteria, nothing grew in it or spoiled it in anyway.

Place one pound of peeled, minced Garlic is a wide-mouthed 2 quart jar. Almost fill the jar with equal parts apple cider vinegar and distilled water. Cover and let stand in a warm place for four days, shaking a few times each day. Add one cup of glycerin and let is stand another day.  Strain and filter the mixture with pressure through a muslin or linen cloth. Add one cup of Honey and stir until thoroughly mixed. Store in a cool place.

This is excellent for coughs, colds, sore throats, bronchial congestion, high or low blood pressure, heart weakness and nervous disorders.

Dosage: one tablespoon, three times daily, before meals.

East West Herb Course p. 11-5 Michael Tierra with Lesley Tierra  1999, Santa Cruz, CA