Have you ever mixed lemon and bay leaf together?
Few know this: Lemon and bay leaf together makes a syrup that is nothing short of miraculous. Let’s look together at what happens when you mix these two ingredients.
Lemon and Bay Leaf
The cold season, as beautiful and magical as it is, brings a range of unpleasant inconveniences. Thunderstorms, snow, changing leaves: all natural spectacles. Evenings spent at home under a blanket with a hot herbal tea increase, and everything seems to calm down. The problem arises when we feel unwell due to sudden temperature changes. Flu, cold, fever, cough, and so on. The respiratory system is put to the test, and the cough becomes a torment.
Today, we want to show you a very simple and entirely natural recipe, a recipe with which you can heal your respiratory tract in no time. You only need two ingredients that are always present at home: Lemon and bay leaf. Both have excellent properties and are extremely versatile. What many do not know is that the combination of these two special products brings to life a truly miraculous syrup; it’s a panacea we cannot do without. Let’s see together how you can prepare it.
Lemon and Bay Leaf: The Two Allies Against Seasonal Ailments
Here we are again facing a long winter, our houses are warm, and it is freezing outside. This sudden temperature change can only be a problem for our health: Flu and cough are at the door. When we unfortunately fall ill and feel these symptoms, we start stuffing ourselves with medicines and syrups, hoping to recover as quickly as possible and carry out our daily activities with serenity. We empty the pharmacy and fill the pantry with all kinds of medicines, without knowing that it is enough to combine two ingredients we usually always have at home.
Thanks to this simple recipe, we can heal quickly and only by taking 100% natural ingredients. Below, we show you step by step how to make this real panacea.
Lemon and Bay Leaf
Here’s how you make this great syrup
It is a very simple recipe that you can perform completely autonomously. The first thing to do is to get some brown sugar; you will need 12 tablespoons to pour into a pot. Put the pot with the sugar on a stove over low heat and stir constantly until the sugar has the consistency of caramel. At this point, pour in 100 ml of water, continue stirring and bring to a boil.
While the mixture is cooking on the stove, you can take your bay leaves: ten will suffice. Proceed by chopping the leaves well. If you’re wondering how bay leaf can help you feel better, it’s because its leaves have an antiseptic effect, excellent for getting rid of coughs, even the most stubborn ones. After you have chopped the leaves, you can add them to the sugar and water cooking on the stove, and let them cook for another 15 minutes. After cooking, let the mixture cool completely. Once it is cooled and the bay leaves have displaced all their positive properties, you can proceed by filtering the syrup through a sieve. Ideally, you put it in a glass with a lid.
Lemon and Bay Leaf Syrup
Now it’s the lemon’s turn: You need to squeeze the juice of an entire lemon through the juicer. Thanks to the juicer, you will get a smooth juice without seeds or lemon pulp. Then add it to the syrup, stirring with a spoon.
This is a syrup that you can keep for a long time in the pantry or refrigerator. By taking a tablespoon when needed, you can free your airways and breathe deeply. It also tastes excellent.