We live in a harsh Russian climate with long winters, temperature changes, and a shortage of sunny days. Therefore, in the early spring and in the autumn-winter period, many often develop colds. For a long time living in such a climate in the folk tradition there are special ways to strengthen immunity. These are biologically active mixtures of fruits, berries, honey, etc.
Below are the recipes of such mixtures. Most of them have multiple beneficial effects. In addition, they are real treats. And if they still strengthen health and raise immunity, they are simply priceless!
Honey with lemon: a classic recipe to strengthen the immune system
Scald 5 large lemons with boiling water. Clean the skin thoroughly (it gives bitterness). Cut the lemons into slices and remove the bones. Then mix them with 2 cups of honey. Pass the mixture through a blender to obtain a homogeneous mass. If there is no blender, you can skip it through a meat grinder. If desired, add 0.5 tsp of cinnamon. The result is a pleasant sweet-sour mass.
Honey is very good for health. It has scientifically proven antibacterial and antiviral properties. In folk medicine, it is used to alleviate the symptom of coughing, as well as to heal burns and wounds.
There are many varieties of honey. In Russia, the most popular are lime, buckwheat, clover, acacia, etc. Other climatic zones are characterized by such types of honey as avocado, eucalyptus, honey with a camel spine.
However, in some people, honey can cause allergies (this is especially true for low-quality or long-standing product). Were isolated cases of poisoning infants who received to feed the mixture containing honey.
Put the mixture in a jar and send it in the fridge. From late autumn to spring, consume 1-2 tablespoons daily. spoons of the mixture. In the cold period, you can eat 2-3 tbsp. spoons. Just do not add it to the tea! Honey does not like hot liquids.
When one pot is over, prepare the next one, and so on.
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Lemon contains a large amount of vitamin C, it is also rich in organic acids and essential oils. It is used for vitamin deficiency and hypovitaminosis. Medieval doctors used it as a prophylactic against the plague and as an antidote to snake bites and other poisonings.
Now lemon juice and lemon oil are used in pharmacology to improve the taste and smell of drugs. Also, lemon is widely used in cosmetology for face whitening, getting rid of freckles and age spots, making creams and masks.
Honey with walnuts and ginger
To prepare this mixture, you will need 2 cups of peeled walnuts, 1.5 cups of honey and a ginger root the size of a thumb phalanx (no longer necessary, since ginger has a hot taste).
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Since ancient times, ginger has been widely used in cooking. It has a spicy taste and spicy aroma. It has antiseptic and antifungal properties. It acts anti-inflammatory in the mouth and throat. Infusion of ginger with lemon and honey greatly facilitates colds.
Due to its taste and healing properties, ginger is widely used in cuisines of different countries. It is added to alcoholic beverages, tinctures, beer, pastries. It is part of the curry seasoning. Marinated ginger is used as a seasoning for sushi and rolls. It is used in the preparation of meat dishes, it not only adds spicy taste to meat, but also makes it softer.
Then, sort the nuts and chop in small pieces. Peel the ginger skin with a thin layer, then rub it on a fine grater. Put all this in a glass dish and cover with honey. Mix well and refrigerate. Use 1-2 tbsp. spoons a day.
It is interesting!
Walnuts have excellent taste and great nutritional value. Widely used in cooking for the production of halva, candy, confectionery.
Recommended for avitaminosis, exhaustion and atherosclerosis. In folk medicine, they are considered beneficial for the heart, brain, liver, as well as for strengthening the male potency (the latter is especially true for nuts with honey).
Important: unpeeled nuts can be stored for up to 1 year, and peeled for up to 6 months, after which they lose their beneficial properties.
In the Caucasus, there are huge trees in the girth up to 8 m, yielding a crop of up to 1.5 tons of nuts.
Dried fruits with nuts, lemon and honey
To prepare such a mixture, you need to take 1 cup of raisins, 1 cup of dried apricots, 0.5 glasses of walnuts, 1 cup of liquid honey and 1 lemon.
Raisins contain high amounts of glucose. Like most dried fruits, it is good for the heart and brain. If you use it for baking, before adding to the dough, it is recommended to first cut it, then roll in flour and then add to the dough. Then the berries will not accumulate in one place of the baked product, but will be distributed evenly in it.
Separately, pour the raisins and dried apricots with hot water and leave to soften for half an hour. After that, drain the water, cut the dried apricots into pieces, and leave the raisins as they are.
Dried apricots are dried apricots without stones. It is valuable not only a large number of vitamins, but, above all, a high content of potassium, extremely useful for cardiac activity.
For the manufacture of 1 kg of dried apricots requires 3-4 kg of apricots. If during the drying process moisture gets on the fruit, their color becomes dark. Turkey and the US state of California are leading in the production of dried apricots in the world.
Most dried apricots, commercially available, are made using sulfur oxide, preservatives, etc. They are toxic, but they give it a beautiful orange color. With the constant use of such dried apricots in some sensitive people may appear allergies, lung diseases and even asthma.
Sort the nuts and chop them into pieces. Scald lemon, peel the skin (it gives bitterness), cut and remove the seeds.
Fill the ingredients with honey. Mix thoroughly, put in a glass dish and refrigerate.
The mixture is sweet, high in calories. It is enough to use 1 tbsp. spoon daily with water or cold tea.
Lemon with garlic and honey
For this mixture, you will need 3 large lemons, 3 heads of garlic and 300 g of honey.
Lemons scald and cut the skin. Cut the fruit into pieces and remove the bones.
Peel and chop the garlic. Then skip the lemons and garlic through a blender until the mass is smooth. Add honey and mix well.
Place the mixture in a jar and refrigerate. After hardening, it will become creamy and acquire a delicate taste. Take it for 1 tbsp. spoon a day.
It is interesting!
Garlic began to cultivate about 5 thousand years ago. He was part of the diet of workers who built the Egyptian pyramids. They were given it to increase strength, it was believed that it increases productivity.
Garlic has a powerful bactericidal, antiviral and antifungal effect. It promotes the growth of immunity and increases the body’s resistance to colds. As an additive to food, it prevents poisoning with low-quality products.
Currently, the largest producer of garlic is China. In second place is India.
Pine nuts with honey: a storehouse of health
For this mixture, you will need 300 g of peeled pine nuts and 1 cup of honey.
Put the nuts in a glass jar, add honey and mix thoroughly. Put in the fridge. The mixture will be ready after 3-4 days of infusion.
It is believed that this mixture is particularly effective for the male body, it helps the sexual sphere.
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Pine nuts are the seeds of a powerful tree – Siberian cedar pine. In a botanical sense, they are not nuts, but this name has been reinforced behind them in everyday life. They contain a large number of useful substances, therefore they are very highly valued. They are also considered environmentally friendly as possible, since the Siberian pine grows in the taiga, where industrial emissions do not fall. Pine nuts are shown in avitaminosis, to increase immunity and recuperation. Russia is the largest producer of these nuts in the world.
Cranberries with honey
For this mixture, stock up on cranberries and thick honey in a 1: 1 ratio.
Rinse the cranberries and carefully drain the water. Crush the berries in a mush. Then add honey to it and mix well. Transfer to a jar and place it in the fridge. Eat 1 tbsp. spoon 2 times a day. During a cold, you can eat this mixture 3-4 times a day.
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Cranberries are rich in organic acids and many vitamins. But most importantly, it contains a very large amount of vitamin C. In this, it is not inferior to citrus fruits and strawberries. From it make fruit drinks, juices, etc.
Cranberry has a diuretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-scintillation effect. It is used for colds and avitaminosis. It also has a refreshing and invigorating effect, for this reason cranberry juice is given to drink to weakened people and patients in the hospital.
Cranberry berries can be stored in barrels or cans of water. In this form, they can stand up to one year.
Lingonberry with honey
This mixture is prepared the same way as cranberry (see above). The reception rate is the same.
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Lingonberry berries have diuretic, antibacterial and antihelminthic properties. They are also used for anemia, vitamin deficiency and as a vitamin remedy.
Lingonberry mors perfectly quenches thirst. Regular use normalizes blood pressure. In folk tradition, cranberry juice is used as a means to relieve hangover.
Not only berries are used, but also leaves. The infusion of leaves of cowberry is used as a diuretic and disinfectant.
Kalina with sugar
This mixture is a proven folk remedy for colds and coughs. It also helps lower the temperature.
To make it, grind viburnum berries with sugar in a 1: 1 ratio. The mixture should be stored in the refrigerator. Take 1 tbsp. spoon 1-2 times a day. But to uncontrolledly increase its consumption is impossible, since this can cause a decrease in pressure and weakness.