Milk with figs is a very tasty and healthy drink, and is happily accepted by both adults and children. However, few know that this decoction is used to treat colds and coughs, as well as to strengthen the immune system. In addition, figs do not contain allergic substances, so it can be recommended even for babies.
Useful properties of figs with milk with cold and cough
Figs - a good diaphoretic with expectorant effect. Due to the presence of anti-inflammatory elements in its composition, doctors recommend figs with cough milk as an alternative to antibiotics. Figs helps to remove unwanted moisture, slag from the body and reduce the temperature.
Also used figs with milk to strengthen the immune system. Doctors noticed that regular intake of the drink helps to strengthen the body's ability to fight colds.
Milk with cough figs can be taken during pregnancy, as the drink contains no chemical elements that could harm the mother or fetus.
The figs contain vitamins and trace elements necessary for the body:
- vitamins of group A, B, C;
The lack of these elements in the body can only be filled by taking vegetables, fruits, in particular figs.
Indications and contraindications
The drink can be used for coughing, cold or prophylactic purposes. Doctors recommend taking milk with figs in the spring and autumn period to supplement the body with essential vitamins, as well as to restore and strengthen fiber and proteins.
Indications for the use of milk with figs:
- kidney disease;
- bladder disease;
- stomach pathology;
- disorders of the cardiovascular system.
Potassium contained in figs expands and relaxes the walls of blood vessels, which contributes to faster blood flow.
Contraindications to the use of figs with milk:
- acute intestinal diseases;
- allergic reaction to figs or milk;
The recipe for a remedy
There are few recipes for cooking milk with cough figs, and they differ only in their volume and additional ingredients, so there is no significant difference.-
- fig fruit;
- one and a half cup of milk.
- It is necessary to cut the fruit into small pieces so that all the taste qualities of figs stand out during cooking.
- If the fruits are dried, then it is better to put two or three figs on a glass. You can also use dried figs, because it does not lose its properties even under the influence of direct sunlight.
- Put the pot of milk on the gas and cook the figs on low heat for 5-10 minutes.
- After the drink is cooked, it needs to be drawn. To do this, wrap it in a saucepan. It is necessary to draw the drink for at least 3 hours in order for the fig to release all its healing elements.
Milk with figs should be stored in the refrigerator for no more than two days. Before taking, the drink should be heated to increase the concentration of nutrients. Figs can be drunk with milk or eaten separately. It all depends on the size of the pieces, which was cut figs.
How to take milk with figs for adults and children when you cough?
Milk with cough figs is recommended to be taken as follows:
- half a cup three times a day for 10 days for children no older than 7 years;
- for adults the recommended dose - 1 tbsp. 3 times a day.
Do not prepare large portions of the drink. It must be remembered that for one dose, no more than one cup is enough. Excess drink after two days will have to be poured to avoid poisoning. After two days, the milk will start to ferment, and the drink will become dangerous for consumption.
As a preventive measure, milk with figs can be drunk for a month. Due to the reception of the broth, the body is enriched with microelements and vitamins. Figs have no side effects, so there is no overdose from it. Long-term use of the drink will not affect the well-being.
If the voice is gone, you can apply a similar method of treatment, only when preparing a drink, you should add at least three fig fruits to a glass of milk to increase the concentration of beneficial trace elements. Experts say that the voice is restored after the second glass of medicinal infusion.
A decoction of figs with milk can be used as rubbing and lotions. It is prepared from five fruits in a glass of milk. Rubbing spend 4-5 times a day. If a rash appears on the body, it is necessary to immediately stop the procedure and consult a doctor.
Milk with cough figs helps to speed up the healing process and is taken in combination with other medicines to increase the positive effect. You can also cook figs with honey and radish. This infusion is stored much longer than milk.