Orange is a fruit with multiple properties for our health, which also has a delicious taste and gives us a lot of vitality.
In this article we explain how you can make a home remedy based on oranges so that the whole family can take it and thus, prevent and combat the symptoms of colds and flu.
Why the orange?
What stands out from the orange is Its high content of vitamin C, but also rich in vitamins A and B and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
Its excellent nutritional values make orange an ideal food for Strengthen our immune system And thus prevent all kinds of diseases.
Has Antioxidant properties , Like the rest of citrus, and helps us to delay the internal and external aging.
In addition, orange is also a very fruit Depurative , Ideal for cleaning our liver, our kidneys and our intestines.
Finally, orange helps us protect our organism from cardiovascular diseases , As it improves our circulation, regulates our blood pressure and reduces blood triglyceride levels.
Natural and with peeling
To elaborate this remedy It will be imperative that we choose organic oranges or with the guarantee that they have been grown naturally, without using chemicals . This is fundamental, not only because it is always much healthier, but because in this case we will use its peeling, which has very powerful properties, but could also preserve the remains of pesticides.
The peel of the orange , Like the rest of citrus, is as healthy or even more than its pulp, as it contains more nutrients with anti-inflammatory and digestive properties.
That is why, whenever we have organic oranges we recommend keeping the peel to dry naturally or freeze it, if we can not consume it at that precise moment.
What do we need?
To prepare this remedy we will need the following ingredients:
- 3 whole organic oranges, with their shell, well washed.
- 150 grams of cane brown sugar (we can also use its equivalent in honey).
- 2 tablespoons of cinnamon In powder, if possible cinnamon from Ceylon.
- 1 tbsp of turmeric powdered.
- 1 small teaspoon ginger powder.
- 1 liter of water.
- We will put all the ingredients in a big casserole with lid. The oranges will be cut into pieces and unpeeled.
- Let cook for two hours on a low heat.
- Let it rest a little and then beat everything, with the blender or a kitchen robot. A homogeneous cream should remain.
- Let it cool and keep it in hermetically sealed glass jars and in the refrigerator.
We recommend to consume it in a month at the most. Sugar will also help keep it better.
How do we take it?
- As prevention, We can take each day fasting a tablespoon, directly or mixed with a little water.
- In the acute phase, if we are already with the symptoms Of the flu or the cold, we recommend taking a tablespoon three times a day, ten minutes before meals.
- We can also use this remedy To improve digestion When we suffer from gas, heartburn or constipation. In that case we will take it as if it were an infusion. After eating we will put a spoonful of soup in a glass of hot water and we will take it slowly.
Properties of the remedy
We have highlighted the properties of orange, but the other ingredients of this remedy add up and multiply their beneficial effects:
- The cinnamon Has antibacterial and antiviral properties and also stimulates our body to have enough energy to cope with the disease.
- The turmeric Is a great anti-inflammatory that reduces throat irritations and mucus.
- He ginger Helps to eliminate mucus, gives heat to the body and reduces fever.
- The honey bee Is antibacterial and antiseptic and reduces throat irritations. It is also very nutritious and gives us a lot of vitamins and minerals to combat weakness.
We recommend consulting with a doctor or naturopath before taking any treatment, even if it is natural, especially if we are taking medication.
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