Carrots are packed with vitamin A known for its amazing role in the immune system. Vitamin A is of utmost importance for your vision and also relieves respiratory issues and asthma. Carrots also contain vitamin B6 and beta-carotene. It prevents cancer.
Given that vitamin A aids in treating respiratory issues, you can use carrots to soothe coughs. There’s no better respiratory aid for common colds and respiratory issues.
HDCF Health explains:
“Coughing ranks among the most common health problems. When there is an irritant or blockage in your throat or upper air passages, your body gets a message from the brain to remove the irritant by coughing.
Coughing can also be triggered due to a viral infection, common cold, flu, and smoking or health problems such as tuberculosis or asthma. When it comes to treating a cough, instead of reaching for the cough syrup, you can try some natural treatments that are available right inside your home.”
This homemade cough syrup is made from carrots and honey. The sweet ingredient offers an antibacterial effect which is great for your coughs and respiratory problems.
- ½ kg organic carrots
- 3-4 tbsp raw honey
Add your diced carrots to a stainless steel pot and add water. Bring the water to a boil, and turn the heat on low. Simmer until your carrots soften.
Take the pot off the heat, strain the liquid and mash the carrots. Add the honey to your water, and add in your mashed carrots. Blend until well combined. You can keep your carrot syrup in your fridge for 3 days.
Take 3-4 tablespoons every day until your condition improves.
Source: Healthy Food House