Family recipes: Carrot cough syrup

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Today I will be sharing with you a much loved recipe (folk medicine) that has been in my family for generations: carrot cough syrup.


  • 2 or 3 carrots sliced
  • 4 or 5 soup spoons of brown sugar
  • 4 or 5 soup spoons of honey
  • Grated ginger root (optional)
  • Grated lemon peel (optional)
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)

In a bowl, place the carrots sliced, add honey and brown sugar.
You can add grated lemon peel, lemon juice and grated ginger root.

Let it sit for a few hours until you get the syrup. From one day to the next is best.

Although it is unlikely it’ll last long enough to spoil (it is that yummy), if it’s not hot weather season, it’ll be safe to keep out of the fridge for at least 3 days, and in the fridge at least up to a week.

How about you? Does your family have any folk medicine recipes?

Feel better soon!

Disclaimer 1: Please make sure you’re not diabetic or allergic to any of the ingredients

Disclaimer 2: Using this or any other folk medicine recipe does not exclude visiting an actual medical doctor. I am all up for folk medicine, but there are times when an actual medical doctor is necessary. Please don’t ever risk your health and your life.

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