When you have a cough, greasy or dry, or the first symptoms of sore throat are felt, better go to the greengrocer and buy some turnip. Making the decotto is really simple and the result is guaranteed
In winter, seasonal illnesses do not give any respite. If you have escaped the flu, almost certainly, with the temperatures at the minimum, sore throat is cold I'm around the corner. In order to avoid the stuffing of medicines, if not strictly necessary, one can first try the road of the natural cures. Among the many "grandmother's remedies", a rather effective against cough and throat disorders is the decoction of turnip.
Decoction of turnip, effective and simple to make
There turnip, very rich in fibers, has no special nutritional properties. It contains several mineral salts, but in limited quantities compared to other vegetables, while it has one good dose of vitamin C. The best way to get the most out of this vegetable is to make one decoction. The preparation is really simple. Take 150 grams of turnip already peeled and cut into small pieces and put it in a pot with a liter of milk. Bring to a boil and leave on the heat for at least 40 minutes. Once off, before drinking the decoction, leave it lightly cool down. For those who want it, it can also add a half spoon of food alcohol or grappa and a teaspoon of honey. The resulting drink is effective against both fatty and dry cough. This is because the sulphurated substances contained in the turnip help to disinfect the respiratory tract and promote the elimination of the phlegm.
Syrup is also obtained from the turnip
Always with the turnip, instead of preparing the decoction, you can do it syrup, equally useful against cough and sore throat. We start peeling and cutting a turnip a thin slices. These must be placed one above the other with the middle of the sugar, better if of cane. Once the layered arrangement, cover the container with film and let it rest for at least 12 hours. After this time, filter the liquid that has been formed and collect a small bottle, possibly made of glass. Another way is to cut the top shell of the vegetable and create a hole in the bottom where you can put the sugar to macerate for one night. This syrup already has itself sweet taste, but it can be corrected with someessential oil with lemon, for example, to make it even more enjoyable. If you do not have to give it to the children, also in this case you can add food alcohol, which, in addition to having a balsamic effect, helps to keep it longer.