A great way to treat the flu and relieve a cough with phlegm is to take this homemade syrup of carrots with honey and lemon.
Carrot has expectorant and antioxidant properties that help fight the flu and colds, especially reducing the symptoms of cough since it cleanses the Airways and calms the irritation that causes a cough.
See how to prepare:
- One grated carrot;
- 1/2 lemon
- Two tablespoons sugar;
- One tablespoon honey (include only in children older than one year)
Method of preparation
Grate the carrot or cut into thin slices and place on a plate, then sprinkle sugar. To enhance the effect of the remedy, you must add 1/2 squeezed lemon and one tablespoon honey, about all the carrot.
The dish should be placed outdoors and let stand for a few minutes when carrot starts to delete your juice is ready to be consumed. Take this syrup two tablespoons per day, but should be used with caution because it contains a lot of sugar, is contraindicated for people who have diabetes.
Benefits of this syrup of carrot
The ingredients of this syrup of carrot are excellent for:
- Strengthen the immune system, for being rich in antioxidants and vitamin C;
- Remove phlegm from the throat because it has expectorant action;
- Relieve a cough because it cleanses the throat;
- Combat flu, cold and coryza and remove nasal mucus, throat, and lungs.
Also, this syrup tastes nice, being easily tolerated by children.
A good time to take this syrup is in the morning and after meals, because thus the glycemic index does not increase very fast, favoring the feeling of hunger. Another critical care is to not give this syrup with honey to children under one year, due to the risk of botulism. In that case, remove the honey of the recipe, which will also have the same effect.