Garlic syrup is one of the home treatments for colds, flu, sore throats, infections and diseases of the upper respiratory tract. It is easy to make it yourself at home. Garlic syrup is recommended for prevention, it has an anticancer effect, destroys many bacteria in the body, and also has a good effect on the digestive system and skin appearance.
Properties of garlic syrup
Garlic contains a lot of 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 No wonder they call it a natural antibiotic, it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. In addition, it fights with a large number of bacteria in the body, for example, with staphylococcus or streptococcus. Garlic is also useful in the fight against viral infections.
It prevents the onset of stroke because it has anticoagulant properties and also reduces atherosclerotic lesions. The use of garlic has a good effect on the digestive system, as it increases the secretion of bile and reduces bloating. Improves brain function in the elderly as it protects brain neurons.
Eating garlic syrup often reduces the risk of developing stomach cancer. Recommended for skin problems, as garlic destroys free radicals and prevents their formation.
How to cook garlic syrup?
Cooking garlic syrup does not take much time and takes several minutes. For the preparation you will need:
- 1 head of garlic;
- 1 lemon;
- 1 cup of boiled water at room temperature;
- 4 Art. l honey.
Squeeze lemon juice in 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 the lid, it is better to screw so that the tightness is not broken. Leave it in a dark place for a day.
As it is, strain through gauze. Store the resulting syrup in the refrigerator.
How to take it correctly
Garlic syrup can be used as a preventive measure during epidemics or during the 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 at bedtime.
For children, one teaspoon per day. It is recommended to give children garlic syrup with another liquid or add salads. This is due to the fact that garlic syrup is spicy. Adults should consume 2 teaspoons of syrup per day. If a person is already more colds or SARS, then the dose of garlic syrup can be increased. Children can drink garlic syrup 2 times a day, but one teaspoon each, and adults 2 times a day for 2 tbsp. L.
Syrup contains many valuable components, but a very large amount of garlic eaten can cause tiredness, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness. Excessive use of garlic should be avoided for people with gastrointestinal problems, as some medications combined with garlic can aggravate the symptoms.
Garlic syrup is also not recommended for people with high blood pressure, as it dilutes the blood. In rare cases, excessive consumption of garlic can lead to allergies, which will manifest as red spots and a rash on the skin.