Carrots are one of the healthiest vegetables and a great source of vitamins like vitamin A and B6 and beta-carotene. Carrots have a number of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and improving eye health. The high amount of carotene antioxidants found in carrots has been linked to a lower risk of cancer. But did you know that carrots are also incredibly effective in clearing phlegm from the lungs? The following recipe to make a syrup for phlegm, includes carrots as the main and effective ingredient.
Benefits of carrot
Besides improving your vision and fighting cancer, the amount of vitamin A in carrots has been shown to help strengthen the immune system. Carrots have also been shown to help reduce symptoms of respiratory problems, especially asthma.
In this study, each group of subjects were fed a large number of different types of fruits or vegetables. The study found that the group that ate a large number of carrots had the lowest prevalence of asthma.
All these properties make carrots a great ingredient in any natural remedy to cure coughs. The fact that they are a natural aid for the respiratory system and their already proven properties to strengthen the immune system also makes them perfect for fighting a cold or any other disease that affects the respiratory tract.
Honey, another ingredient that we will include in the following recipe, most of us are aware of its excellent properties for respiratory diseases, which together with carrots, make it an effective remedy for phlegm and coughs.
Phlegm syrup made with carrots and honey
This is a quick, simple and totally natural remedy that will help you stay healthy at any time of the year, especially in winter. Excellent for the whole family, especially for children.
- 1/2 kg of carrots
- 3-4 tablespoons of honey
- The carrots are chopped into small pieces and placed in a pot.
- Fill the pot with water until the carrots are submerged and boil until soft.
- Take them out of the pot (keep the excess water) and puree with a fork or spoon.
- Mix the carrot water that you reserved with the honey.
- Combine this mixture of water and honey with the carrot puree and mix very well.
- Store in cold temperature.
This mixture can be consumed regularly. Take 3-4 tablespoons of this phlegm syrup per day, and if you are suffering from respiratory problems, you should be feeling a difference after the first day or two.