Garlic syrup is excellent for colds and acute respiratory viral infections. You can take it not only during treatment, but also for prevention. Useful properties, contraindications and, most importantly, a recipe for garlic syrup.
Garlic syrup is one of the home treatments for colds, flu, sore throats, infections and upper respiratory tract diseases. It is easy to make it yourself at home. Garlic syrup is recommended for prevention, it has an anti-cancer effect, destroys many bacteria in the body, and also has a good effect on the digestive system and the appearance of the skin.
Properties of garlic syrup
Garlic contains many valuable nutrients. Therefore, in garlic syrup you can find potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium, sulfur, allicin, as well as vitamins A, C, PP and B1 and B2.
Garlic is called a natural antibiotic for a reason; it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. In addition, it fights against a large number of bacteria in the body, such as staphylococcus or streptococcus. Garlic is also helpful in fighting viral infections.
It prevents the onset of stroke, as it has anticoagulant properties, and also reduces atherosclerotic lesions. Consuming garlic is good for the digestive system as it increases the secretion of bile and reduces bloating. Improves brain function in the elderly as it protects brain neurons.
Drinking garlic syrup often lowers the risk of stomach cancer. Recommended for skin problems. garlic destroys free radicals and prevents their formation.
How to make garlic syrup?
Preparing the garlic syrup does not take a lot of time and takes a few minutes. For manufacturing you will need:
- 1 head of garlic;
- 1 lemon;
- 1 glass of boiled water at room temperature;
- 4 tbsp. l. honey.
Squeeze the lemon juice into a glass of water. Then peel the garlic and crush. Add garlic and honey to a glass, mix thoroughly. The mixture should be light. Pour the resulting juice into a glass jar. Close with a lid, better screwed, so as not to break the tightness. Leave it in a dark place for a day.
As it is infused, strain through cheesecloth. Store the resulting syrup in the refrigerator.
How to take it right
Garlic syrup can be used as a preventive measure during epidemics or cold season. If there is no desire to take the medicine cold, then the dose can be diluted with warm water and drunk. It is forbidden to take medicine before bedtime.
For children, one teaspoon a day. It is recommended to give children garlic syrup with another liquid or add it to salads. This is because the garlic syrup is hot. Adults should consume 2 teaspoons of syrup daily. If a person already has colds or acute respiratory viral infections, then the dose of garlic syrup can be increased. Children can drink garlic syrup 2 times a day, but one teaspoon, and adults 2 times a day, 2 tbsp. l.
The syrup contains many valuable components, however, a very large amount of eaten garlic can cause fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness. Excessive consumption of garlic should be avoided by people with gastrointestinal problems. some medications combined with garlic can make symptoms worse.
Garlic syrup is also not recommended for people with high blood pressure, as it thins the blood. In rare cases, excessive consumption of garlic can lead to allergies, which will manifest as red spots and skin rashes.