There are people who catch a cold very easily and their immunity is very low. It is good to know that our genetic dowry is responsible for only 10% of diseases and the rest is up to us. Therefore, the green pharmacy of the house must be supplied in advance with medicinal syrups, which will effectively treat respiratory diseases and avitaminosis, especially in the cold season “, recommends Eugen Giurgiu, doctor in biochemistry, with skills in phytotherapy and nutrition in” Your health book “. The list of the most effective medicinal syrups includes:
Rosehip syrup: From the fruits of this shrub a formidable syrup is prepared for the therapeutic effects. The syrup proved to be very effective in flu and avitaminosis. When preparing the cure we use the following ingredients: 100 g dried ground rosehip fruit (until a fine powder is obtained), 1 kg of sugar, 600 ml of water, lemon juice and propolis paste, as much as a pea.
How to prepare, how to administer: Boil the water with rosehip powder for five minutes. After that, add the sugar and continue cooking for another ten minutes. When the composition has thickened, squeeze the juice of a lemon and add the propolis paste, stirring constantly. Adults are recommended two teaspoons of syrup daily after main meals, and children are given only one teaspoon a day after breakfast. The syrup is stored cold.
Horseradish syrup treats colds, dry coughs and rheumatic pains. To prepare a quality syrup, we use 100 g of grated horseradish root and 500 g of honey.
How to prepare, how to administer: This syrup is not boiled, but is obtained by macerating the ingredients for 12 hours. After maceration, the medicine is kept in glass jars. The recommended dose for adults is three tablespoons a day, and only three teaspoons are recommended for children.
Traditionally, plantain is used as an expectorant, but also as a depurative with a very large area of action. Chestnut syrup treats chronic bronchitis, laryngitis, tracheitis and asthma.
Plantain syrup can be prepared at home and in winter from the following ingredients: 5 tablespoons of dried herbs, 500 g of sugar, lemon juice and 600 ml of water.
How to prepare, how to administer: Boil the sugar with water until a thick, creamy syrup forms. After that, add the juice of a lemon and let the syrup boil for about three minutes. Separately, boil the plantain leaves in 30 ml of water for ten minutes. Strain the obtained decoction, mix it with the sugar syrup and let it boil for another five minutes. The syrup is kept in hermetically sealed bottles, which are stored in the pantry. It is given two tablespoons three times a day (for adults) and one teaspoon for children.
Cinnamon syrup, famous for its quick effects and aroma, treats colds, fever, cough and osteoarthritis. In the preparation of this excellent remedy we use: 500g of polyfloral honey, 700 ml of plain water and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon.
How to prepare, how to administer: Boil the water with cinnamon for five minutes, add the honey and let it boil for another three minutes. The recommended dose for adults is three tablespoons a day, and for children, two teaspoons.
Black radish syrup is a very effective remedy that combats persistent cough. For the preparation, we use 1 large black radish, 4 teaspoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of honey.
How to prepare, how to administer: It is a remedy that is prepared very quickly: We cut a large radish in two halves. From each half we scoop out three or four teaspoons of core, and in the empty space we pour two teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of honey. Let the two halves of radish filled with sugar and honey soak for 12 hours. After this interval, consume the juice obtained after maceration: for adults, the indicated dose is three tablespoons of concentrate per day, and for children, three teaspoons.
Fir bud syrup is a “star” in the category of these tonics, being indicated for people with chronic respiratory problems.
The effect of this remedy on viruses, accompanied by persistent cough, is remarkable. For the preparation, we use 1 kg of dried fir buds, 2 l of water, 1 kg of sugar and the juice of a lemon.
How to prepare, how to administer: Boil the dried fir buds in water until they soften. After that, let the decoction obtained soak together with the buds for 24 hours. In the next stage, strain this concentrated decoction, squeezing the buds very well. To a liter of liquid we add a kg of sugar. Bring the syrup to the right heat and mix well until it thickens. When ready, add the juice of a lemon, mix the composition well with a wooden spoon and let the syrup cool. Pour the (warm) syrup into bottles that we close tightly and store cold. The syrup is consumed mixed with tea: two teaspoons three times a day.