Homemade Organic Medicinal Pickled Garlic

This recipe comes from Rosemary Gladstar’s book Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide.  For more information about this recipe, please check out Cupcake Rehab.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A glass Mason jar with tight-fitting lid (I usually use a pint-and-a-half, but any size will do)
  • Enough peeled organic garlic cloves to fill the jar.
  • organic apple cider vinegar [Eden’s Organic is awesome]
  • raw local honey from real honeybees

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Fill the jar with garlic cloves.
  2. Pour enough apple cider vinegar over the cloves to totally submerge the garlic.
  3. Place in a warm but dark place for 3-4 weeks.
  4. After a few weeks, strain the liquid and set aside.
  5. Take half of the liquid with an equal amount of honey and add it to a small saucepan.
  6. Retain the extra vinegar for use in dressings, quick pickles and marinades.
  7. Heat the mixture over very low heat until fully dissolved and blended.
  8. Pour this back over the garlic and allow to sit for another 3 weeks in a cool dark place, like your pantry.
  9. You can eat a clove of the garlic whenever you wish, but for treating cold or flu, you should eat about 3-5 cloves a day.
  10. Enjoy!