With 〰️Inside | Out〰️ today we are focusing on a staple ingredient for fall - Manuka honey.
Honey is a wonderful antidote to dry autumn wind and Vata season. Its moist, viscous, sweet nature balances the light airiness of this season and helps us stay lubricated and grounded, similar to oil.
Manuka honey in particular is a powerful anti-microbial / anti-bacterial / anti-viral agent with bio-active hydrogen peroxide, and an active factor of 10➕or more will be best for fighting active pathogens in the body.
Honey is a sweet qi tonic and Earth element food. One of the best things it can do for us in fall is to moisten dryness - of the lungs (cough), intestines (constipation), and skin - what we call the outer lung (roughness and eczema). The Lung & Large Intestine happen to be the 2 organs associated with autumn, so honey is a must-have item in rotation for everyone right now!
Here is a manuka honey paste I make at some point every fall to help fight illness - especially in the sore throat/ cough/ cold category. It’s a great immune booster and will provide your body plenty of ammunition to fight pathogens when you need it!
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp turmeric powder
A couple grinds of black pepper
2-3 tbsp manuka honey
Mix all ingredients together in a jar or bowl with a small whisk and seal tightly, store in fridge.
Use 2 tsp of this honey mixture diluted in hot water or ginger tea, up to 2x/day.
Or swallow a spoonful straight in desperate times.
Learn more about the amazing powers of Manuka & how to use it for your healthiest skin ever over @neuskinaustin. 🍂🍯💗.
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