Jarabe de zanahoria, limón and miel para la totos: benefits and recipe
An excellent way to treat the flu or the cold and relieve the symptoms of fleas is to prepare and eat a homemade jarabe from zanahoria with milk and lemon.
La zanahoria has antioxidant properties that help to fight these respiratory conditions, stimulating the defense cells and helping to strengthen the immune system.
In the case of myel, it is a food that has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties, helping to fight infections caused by viruses and bacteria, relieving some symptoms associated with the flu and the cold, such as latos, las flemas y el sore throat.
Lemon acts as an antibacterial and antiseptic, helping to relieve inflammation and sore throat. See what are the health benefits of this fruit.
How to prepare el jarabe
This jarabe is easy to prepare at home and you need:
- 1 grated zanahoria;
- 1/2 lemon;
- 2 spoonfuls of sugar;
- 1 cucharada de miel (include only in 1 year old children).
Rallar the zanahoria or cut it on very thin wheels, put it on a plate and sprinkle the sugar. To enhance the effect of the remedy, add 1/2 lemon juice and 1 cup of honey over the entire zanahoria.
La miel must not be ingested by children under 1 year of age, due to the risk of causing botulism. In this case, just remove the miel from the recepta and the jarabe will have the same effect.
The plate must be placed in the free air and let it rest for a few minutes. When the zanahoria begins to release its own natural yoke, it is ready to be consumed.
How to take
It is recommended to take 2 spoonfuls of this jarabe per day, but it must be taken with precaution because it contains a large amount of sugar, being contraindicated for people who have diabetes.
A good time to drink this jarabe is for the morning and after the meals, because then the glycemic index does not increase very fast and it prevents the feeling of hambre from increasing.
Benefits of the jarabe of zanahoria
The ingredients of this jarabe de zanahoria are excellent for:
- Strengthen the immune systemfor being rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and for its antimicrobial properties;
- Quit the flemas of the throat because it has expectorant action;
- relieve them because it clears the throat;
- fight the flucold and coriza, because it helps to eliminate nasal, throat and lung mucus.
In addition, this jarabe has a pleasant flavor, being easily tolerated by children. See other home remedies to treat the flu.
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