How to make a cough syrup with violet flowers
Why is violet syrup good to treat cough?
Common violet, mainly by its content in mucilage, has soothing, antitussive and anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, its content in saponins confer expectorant properties, whereas salicylic acid gives analgesic properties.
This same component along with methyl-salicylate, eugenol and beta-sisosterol are responsible for the antipyretic properties, so it can reduce fever.
Components of violet for cough
Malic-acid and quercetin provide it with bacteriostatic properties that prevent the growth of bacteria.
All this cocktail of properties is particularly used to fight many diseases of the respiratory system.
The bechic properties of common violet make it well suited to combat cough, either dry or productive cough.
Even more interesting is a homemade cough syrup made with violet flowers and sugar.
Violet syrup recipe
– 1,400 g sugar.
– 1 liter of water.
– 4 tablespoons dried violet flowers.
– Boil a liter of water.
– When reaching the boiling point, turn off heat and pour 6 tablespoons of flowers in hot water. Close the container tightly and let stand for 12 hours.
– After this time, strain well and add sugar.
– Mix all well until it forms a syrup.
How to take it?
Take several glasses a day to relieve cough.
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