Features of the use of radish with honey for cough
The well-known heroine of a folk tale, radish, is a vitamin vegetable that, in addition to preparing various dishes from it, is used together with natural honey as a remedy in the treatment and prevention of colds. The unique properties of these ingredients make the antitussive based on them truly healing and effective. Next, we talk about the benefits of honey and radish, and also consider some recipes with their participation for use in the treatment of colds.
Did you know? The radish has very small seeds, so in the old days, when it was planted, the sower scooped up planting material in his mouth, and then spit it out on the arable land, thereby providing the radish with an optimal sowing density.
Useful properties of turnips and honey
Let's consider in more detail how good both products are for maintaining excellent health.
- Useful properties of radish:
- has a low calorie content per 100 g of product - 30 kcal;
- contains vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B9, C) and minerals (phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium, calcium, potassium);
- root juice dilutes the viscous secretion of the bronchi, which causes an expectorant effect;
- has antiviral and bacteriostatic properties, inhibiting the growth and reproduction of pathogenic microbes;
- possesses antipyretic properties, eliminating a fever;
- promotes detoxification of the body due to diuretic and choleretic properties;
- contributes to overall health, restoring immune properties and improving blood circulation;
- stimulates the secretion of gastric juice and heals the intestinal system, preventing the development of colon and rectal cancer;
- serves as an oncoprotector (as cancer prevention) for the prostate, pancreas and mammary glands;
- in dietary nutrition it is used for patients with pathologies of the liver, gall bladder and bile ducts, with gastritis with reduced secretory function, spastic colitis, with intestinal atony, with diabetes and obesity;
- useful in childhood for bone growth, as well as suffering from osteoporosis;
- serves as an aid in the treatment of acne and eczema;
- regulates brain activity, increasing the strength of blood vessels and strengthening the cellular structures of neurons;
- has a calming effect on the nervous system;
- serves as an antirheumatic and painkiller.
Important! Although the use of radish is indicated for diabetes, cough preparations prepared with the addition of honey are contraindicated in this disease. Therefore, turnip medicines for diabetics are prepared without beekeeping.
- The benefits of honey:
- low calorie content - 100 g of honey contains 31.5 kcal;
- contains glucose, maltose, sucrose, levulose, water and mineral salts;
- trace elements are present in the product in a balanced form - iron, iodine, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium;
- saturated with vitamins B2, B6, acids (pantothenic and folic);
- increases vitality;
- It has the strongest antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal qualities (it quickly heals cuts and burns).
- improves blood quality;
- protects against free radicals;
- serves as a sugar substitute for diabetics and people with high levels of bad cholesterol in the body;
- useful for colds (eliminates nasal congestion and cough syndrome);
- improves digestion and normalizes the acidity of gastric juice;
- increases hemoglobin (buckwheat product);
- serves as an energotonic for children, athletes, recovering and those involved in heavy types of work;
- restores immunity due to the high content of amino acids;
- normalizes metabolism;
- used as a sedative to ensure good sleep;
- an excellent cosmetic product both in itself and in the form of a component for various preparations: shampoos, masks and hair balms; creams for hands, face and body; moisturizing and rejuvenating face masks.
Norms and dosage for use
A folk remedy made from radish with the addition of honey is a rather effective therapeutic drug for many diseases. The described remedy is successfully used for coughing without side effects (if there are no contraindications), both in adulthood, including during pregnancy, and for very young children - from 2 years and older (babies really like honey).
Important! Pediatricians categorically do not recommend the use of honey in the treatment of children under one year of age: in addition to allergic reactions, the use of honey can cause botulism in a child, since the baby's digestive system is not able to fight bacteria that are often present in beekeeping products.
We give the norms for taking and dosage of honey medication for people of different ages and conditions, with various ailments:
- From cough : adults (including pregnant women) take 1 tbsp. l 3-4 times a day; children - 1 tsp each. 3 times.
- Vitamin deficiency : adults take syrup 3-4 times a day for 1 tsp., Children for 0.5 tsp. 2 times.
- From insomnia : adults: 3 tbsp. l per day (30 minutes before meals).
- With hypertension : adults: take 1 tsp. 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals.
- For bowel cleansing : taking the drug for 7 days 1 time a day, in the morning, on an empty stomach.
To prepare the syrup, you will need the following components and utensils:
- 1 black radish (syrup from it is more concentrated);
- 1 tbsp. l honey;
- 0.5 liter can.
Did you know? In ancient times, the Greeks and other peoples used the preservative properties of honey to preserve dead people. So, after the sudden death of Alexander of Macedon, who was on a campaign in the Middle East, his body was immersed in honey and transported for burial to his homeland, in Macedonia.
- Wash the root crop thoroughly and dry with a towel.
- Cut off the top of the root crop with a knife in the form of a cap.
- Cut a small cavity 5 cm in diameter and 3-4 cm deep from the top in the turnip body with a knife (depending on the size of the radish).
- Put the root of the root in a 0.5-liter jar of water (this is necessary so that the turnip does not dry out very quickly and can release more juice).
- Pour honey into the prepared hole and cover with the cut off lid.
- Leave the “vessel" from the root crop to infuse with honey for 6-8 hours.
- Use juice formed inside turnips for 1 tsp. in 15 minutes before meals, 4 times a day.
Video: Black Radish with Cough Honey
A decoction for a strong and deep cough
To prepare turnips for this recipe, you will need ingredients, utensils and household appliances:
- 2 medium-sized radishes (to get 100 ml of juice);
- 30–35 g of honey (1 tbsp. L);
- grater (blender, juicer);
- dishes for a water bath.
- Wash, peel and grind radishes with a grater, blender or juicer, separating juice.
- Pour juice into enameled dishes and put in a water bath and bring to a boil.
- Allow to cool slightly until warm, and then mix the juice with honey.
- Take the drug for 1 tbsp. l 4 times a day.
Dry Cough Infusion Recipe
Ingredients and utensils:
- 1 medium-sized radish;
- 500-600 ml of boiling water;
- 1 tbsp. l honey;
- glass or enameled container.
- Wash and peel the radish thoroughly from the skin.
- Cut the root crop into small cubes.
- Put the cubes in an enameled or glass dish and pour boiling water so that it covers the chopped root crop.
- Leave the vegetable to infuse for 6 hours.
- Drain the cooled liquid, add 1 tbsp. l honey and mix thoroughly until it is completely dissolved.
- Take honey infusion 3 times a day for 2 tbsp. l
How to take
Acceptance of preparations prepared from radish with honey is taken according to the following rules:
- Reception begins at the first manifestations of the common cold, which are expressed by cough syndrome.
- Broth, infusion and syrup are taken on an empty stomach, 3-4 times a day.
- If there is an active secretion of sputum, the drugs are drunk until they completely disappear.
- When a lightened cough occurs, the drug is stopped.
Although the described root crop, as well as honey, have nutritional and medicinal value, it is unacceptable not to mention some of their properties, which may serve as contraindications for some ailments.
- Among them:
- allergic reactions to the composition of both products;
- gastritis of the stomach with increased secretory function;
- ulcers of the stomach and duodenum;
- acute renal failure;
- disturbances in the work of heart valves;
- bronchial asthma;
- children's age up to 2 years.