Fight Phlegm With This Honey and Carrot Syrup
Thanks to the vitamins found in carrots and honey, combining the two is a great way to prevent and treat respiratory problems.
Do you have a cold? Are you sick and tired of all of that nasty phlegm? The vitamins in carrots and honey make a mixture of the two a great way to fight phlegm and other respiratory problems. Check it out!
Phlegm is a common symptom of colds and other illnesses that tend to affect the respiratory system. It’s a bodily fluid secreted by the mucous membranes, and sometimes contains glycoproteins, antibodies, and other agents.
Its main function is to keep respiratory airways lubricated and protected from external invaders. But it can become extremely annoying when your body produces too much. One of the main reasons for this is that your body tries to eliminate it by coughing it up.
Luckily, there are plenty of remedies that can help reduce phlegm production and keep it from interfering with your health.
One of these options is a natural syrup made of carrots and honey. This remedy is well-known for being its effectiveness at taking care of all that phlegm.
Today, we’d like to talk about the special properties of these two healthy ingredients and show you a simple recipe to make a homemade syrup out of them.
Homemade honey carrot syrup to fight phlegm
People have used homemade syrups as a natural alternative for managing symptoms of the flu, colds, and other respiratory problems for a long time.
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These syrups use ingredients with anti-inflammatory and expectorant effects. That makes them ideal for relieving sore throats, excesses of phlegm, and respiratory airway obstructions.
This one, with carrots and honey, is one of the most effective and healthy choices. This is because it both manages the symptoms (like a cough) and strengthens your immune system, fighting the illness at its root.
First, let’s look at some of the great benefits of carrots:
- Carrots are a natural source of vitamins A, C, and B. These vitamins are known for their antioxidant properties and protective roles in the body.
- They contain beta-carotene, a compound that helps improve your immune response to viruses and bacteria, along with being good for visual health
- They’re also great for regulating cholesterol levels in your blood and promoting the elimination of retained toxins.
- They provide a significant amount of fiber, which is necessary to keep digestion running properly.
- They also contain anti-inflammatory agents. These contribute to the clearing of airways in order to relieve symptoms more quickly.
This, together with the antibiotic power of honey, makes for a great treatment to fight phlegm, get over a cough, and speed up recovery of other annoying parts of having a cold or the flu.
How to make your own honey carrot syrup to fight phlegm
This homemade syrup doesn’t take much time or money.
Carrots and honey should both be widely available in grocery stores and markets all year round (and at affordable prices!).
Still, it’s important to check the quality of the honey. Some commercial products are made with syrups and refined sugars. They might have the same texture, but their nutrient quality is quite low and doesn’t do much for your health.
Even if it costs a little more, it’s always best to choose 100% organic honey.
- 3 1/2 cups of carrots (400 g)
- 5 tablespoons of organic honey (125 g)
- First, wash the carrots well, chop them into small pieces, and place them into a pot filled with water.
- Let boil until the carrots are soft.
- Next, remove the carrots and crush them with a fork or spoon.
- Then, put the purée into a glass bottle and mix with the five tablespoons of honey.
- Finally, cover the container and let sit for at least one day before consuming.
How to use
- Take 4 or 5 tablespoons of syrup every day to fight phlegm production.
- If you want to use as a preventative treatment, you can take one tablespoon every day, preferably by itself.
- If you find the syrup too sweet, you can mix it with half a cup of lukewarm water.
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Keep in mind:
This natural remedy isn’t for people who have problems with blood sugar levels. Honey tends to make those kinds of conditions worse.
We also can’t recommend it for people being treated with diuretics. This could enhance their effects and cause undesirable results.
In general, it’s a good way to boost defenses in both children and adults. After all, it provides a lot of nutrients and has a nice, pleasant flavor.