Garlic syrup is one of the home treatments for colds, flu, angina, infections and upper respiratory diseases. It is easy to manufacture on its own at home. Garlic syrup is recommended to be used 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 appearance of the skin.
The properties of garlic syrup
Garlic contains a lot of valuable nutrients. Therefore, potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium, sulfur, allicin, as well as vitamins A, C, PP and B1 and B2 can be found in garlic syrup.
Garlic is not known as a natural antibiotic, it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. In addition, fights large amounts of bacteria in the body, such as staphylococcus or streptococcus. Garlic is also useful in fighting viral infections.
It prevents the appearance of stroke because it has anticoagulant properties and also reduces atherosclerotic lesions. Drinking garlic has a good effect on the digestive system, as it increases the secretion of bile and reduces bloating. Improves brain performance in elderly people because it protects brain neurons.
Eating garlic syrup often reduces the risk of stomach cancer. It is recommended in case of skin problems, because garlic destroys free radicals and prevents their formation.
How to cook garlic syrup?
Cooking garlic syrup is not time-consuming and takes a few minutes. To manufacture will need:
- 1 head of garlic;
- 1 lemon;
- 1 cup of boiled water of room temperature;
- 4 tbsp of honey.
Lemon juice squeeze into a glass of water. Then peel the garlic and crush. Add garlic and honey to the glass, mix thoroughly. The mixture should turn out light. The resulting juice is poured into a glass jar. Close with a cover, better screwing, so that tightness is not disturbed. Leave her in a dark place for a day.
As it stands, strain through gauze. The resulting syrup store in the fridge.
How to properly take
Garlic Syrup can be consumed as a prevention during epidemics or colds season. If there is no desire to take the medicine cold, then the dose can be diluted with warm water and drink. It is forbidden to take medication before bedtime.
For children, one teaspoon a day. It is recommended to give children garlic syrup with another liquid or add it salads. This is because the garlic syrup is sharp. Adults should consume 2 teaspoons of syrup per day. If a person is already more cold or ARVI, 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 for 2 tbsp.
Syrup in its composition has many valuable components, however a very large amount of eaten garlic can cause feelings of fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness. Excessive consumption of garlic should be avoided by people with gastrointestinal problems, as some medications combined with garlic can exacerbate symptoms.
Garlic syrup is also not recommended for people with high pressure, as it thins blood. In rare cases, excessive consumption of garlic can lead to allergies that will manifest with red spots and rashes on the skin.