An excellent way to treat flu and relieve cough with phlegm is to take this homemade carrot syrup with honey and lemon.
The carrot has expectorant and antioxidant properties that help fight against colds and flu, especially by reducing the symptoms of coughing because it cleans the airways and calms the irritation caused by coughing.
See how to prepare:
- 1 grated carrot;
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 tablespoons of sugar;
- 1 tablespoon of honey (include only in children over 1 year old)
Grate the carrot or cut it into very thin slices and then place on a plate, and sprinkle the sugar. To enhance the effect of the remedy, add 1/2 lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey, over the whole carrot.
The dish should be placed outdoors and let stand for a few minutes, when the carrot begins to remove its natural juice is ready to be consumed. It is recommended to take 2 tablespoons of this syrup per day, but it should be taken with caution because it contains a large amount of sugar, being contraindicated for people who have diabetes.
Benefits of this carrot syrup
The ingredients of this carrot syrup are excellent for:
- Strengthen the immune system, because it is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C;
- Remove phlegm from the throat because it has expectorant action;
- Relieve the cough because it cleans the throat;
- It fights the flu, the cold, coryza and eliminates nasal mucus, throat and lungs.
In addition to this, this syrup has a pleasant taste, being easily tolerated by children.
A good time to take this syrup is in the morning and after meals, because the glycemic index does not increase very fast, favoring the feeling of hunger. Another important care is not to give that syrup with honey for children under 1 year, due to the risk of botulism. In that case, just remove the honey from the recipe, which will also have the same effect.