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How to Treat Cough With Beets

How to Treat Cough With Beets

Beetroot has many benefits known to men. The root vegetable helps in boosting our immunity with all its essential nutrients. It is rich in Vitamins C and B9. It is also a good source of iron, potassium, and fiber, among others. But did you know that you can use beets to help with a cough?

Beets have antiseptic properties that can kill bacteria and viruses that make us sick. It also aids in the production of healthy red blood cells that help the body fight off infections. Hence, beets make a great natural remedy for people with cough issues. I’ll share with you some of the different recipes you can do with beets to help ease your cough.

1. Fruit and Vegetable Juice with Beets

This compact juice is one of the best beet recipes I have tasted. It contains beet, apple, ginger, and carrots, which are loaded with all the essentials to fight off a cough. Apples have immune-boosting properties that prevent certain illnesses. It is also loaded with antioxidants and a great addition to this beet juice recipe. Ginger, on the other hand, has anti-inflammatory properties that relax airway membranes and ease coughing. Meanwhile, carrots are considered a natural bronchodilator and expectorant. Thus, it is good for easing wet and productive coughs.How to Treat Cough With Beets - Fruit and Vegetable Juice Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 1 medium-sized beet, peeled
  • 1 apple, peeled
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, skinned
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • ¼ cup apple juice or water
 Steps:
  1. Prepare all the ingredients. Cut the beet into quarters, and slice and remove the core from the apple.How to Treat Cough With Beets - Fruit and Vegetable Juice - Step 1
  2. Put the liquid (apple juice or water) into the blender and add a handful of the solid ingredients. Blend until smooth. Add more solid ingredients gradually until you have finished all of it. Each blender has its capacity so make sure not to overwork your blender by putting a lot in one go.
  3. Once blended, you can drink the mixture as is. However, you can also strain it using a fine-mesh strainer to extract the liquid. Squeeze the pulp with a spatula or a similar tool to remove more liquid from the juice blend.

Drink the juice as soon as you finish the procedure. It is best to drink it fresh. But, you can also store it inside the fridge for up to 48 hours.

2. Beet Juice with Cinnamon

How to Treat Cough With Beets and Cinnamon - Step 1If you want a simple beet recipe without using too many ingredients, then this one is for you. The juice is loaded with beet’s antioxidant properties. It is also very easy to do and can help with your cough problems. Cinnamon, on the other hand, has antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-infectious properties that help with cough, common cold, and nasal congestion.

Ingredients:
  • Beet juice
  • Dash of cinnamon
Steps:
  1. Since I already have store-bought organic beet juice, there was no need for me to manually extract the juice from the beets. But if you want to have a juice fresh from the vegetable itself, you can do so by loading beets into a juicer. You can also use a blender and strain the juice out from blended beets.
  2. Pour the juice on glass and sprinkle it with cinnamon on top. Enjoy your drink!

You can drink 1 glass of beet juice daily to maximize its nutrients and positive effects on your body.

3. Lemon-Beetroot Tea

Lemon is enriched with Vitamin C, which is helpful to boost your immune system. The citrus fruit provides many benefits to ease cough problems. For one, it helps with congestion and reduces irritation.

How to Treat Cough With Beets and Lemon - Ingredients

The anti-inflammatory properties of lemon, combined with beetroot’s own component, make a potent remedy for cough.

Ingredients:
  • A quarter of a medium-sized beetroot
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • Honey to taste
Steps:
  1. In a small saucepan, boil the water. Remove from heat once boiled.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the lemon into the boiled water and add a quarter of the beetroot.
  3. Steep for 10-15 minutes until the liquid turns red.
  4. Remove the beetroot and transfer it to a cup. You can add honey to taste.

You can drink the tea once or twice a day until your cough is relieved. The tea is best to drink when fresh, so it is recommended to make a fresh one every time you drink it.

4. Beet-Ginger Juice

Originally crafted as a detox drink, the blend of beet and ginger makes up for an effective and natural cough recipe. It also contains apple, and lemon that work well to help alleviate cough symptoms. The recipe also includes parsley. Many people use parsley as a cough remedy and swear on its effectiveness though more studies are required to prove this point. With all of these impressive ingredients, this beet juice recipe is a must-try for cough and liver cleansing.How to Treat Cough With Beets and Ginger - Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 2 large beets, peeled
  • 2 apples
  • 1-2 inch ginger, peeled
  • 1 lemon
  • A handful of organic parsley
  • ¼ cup water (For blender)
Steps for Juicer:
  1. Peel and cut ingredients to allowable sizes, which can easily fit on your juicer.
  2. Combine all ingredients in the juicer and juice. Follow your juicer’s instruction manual.
  3. Transfer to a glass or on a mason jar for storage. Squeeze the juice from the lemon onto your container before drinking or storing it.
Steps for Blender:
  1. Cut ingredients in allowable sizes.How to Treat Cough With Beets and Ginger - Step 1
  2. Add water to the blender and drop a handful of beets. Blend. Add the leftover beets into the blender gradually followed by other ingredients. Squeeze the lemon, and put the parsley last.
  3. Strain the liquid and transfer it to a glass.How to Treat Cough With Beets and Ginger - Step 3

The juice will last for 1-2 days in the fridge. But it is still highly recommended to drink a fresh one every time. Since the drink is also used for detox cleansing, only drink this once a day for 3-5 days. Consult your doctor before trying this recipe for any possible effects on any underlying medical conditions.

Takeaway

Beets are an effective remedy for cough. The root vegetable is very nutritious and very easy to prepare. You can even include it on your salads and other recipes too! However, make sure to consult your doctor first before including it on your diet. People with kidney stones or those at risk of developing it should be wary of using beets since it is high in oxalates. It may also raise your uric acid levels, which may worsen the symptoms of gout. But if you are healthy with no conditions to worry about, then beets are extremely advantageous for your health.

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10 Comments

  • Sarah S Posted October 7, 2021 3:14 pm

    Are the helpful properties destroyed by cooking the beets? (If I just want to eat cooked beets)

  • Amy Posted October 7, 2021 5:58 pm

    Is it possible to use canned beets for any of these recipes?

  • Amy Posted October 7, 2021 6:02 pm

    Will bottled lemon juice and canned beets work for these recipes? It will be hard to have all these fresh ingredients on hand or go to the store for them when we are sick.

  • marian+cronin Posted October 7, 2021 6:08 pm

    Beet juice is a natural viagra too, have fun girls

  • D A Shuey Posted October 7, 2021 11:45 pm

    I grew up on farm. Who n the world ever heard of peeling raw beets??

  • Esther Posted October 8, 2021 10:12 pm

    I am wondering why not using a juicer? I have a slow juicer that makes delicious juice and I don’t have to strain it.

  • Dwayne Posted October 9, 2021 12:49 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this. Enjoy all that you do

  • Anna Smith Posted October 10, 2021 3:30 am

    Dr Apilean I bought your book FORAGER ‘S Guide … Someone stole my phone and now I don’t have the extra books you originally sent me. Would it be an imposition for you to send me the electronic versions of the books again. If it is against your policy, I understand. I love the Forager’s guide. I found an evening primrose growing in one of my pots, a voluntee

  • Anna Smith Posted October 10, 2021 3:32 am

    You could have use frozen beets I bet they would work in a pinch. But

  • Amber Posted October 12, 2021 8:15 pm

    I have issues with kidney stones and oxalate in beets increase that risk. Is there an herb that can counteract the kidney effects of beets?

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