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Carrot Syrup - Sore throats

This is a remedy from my Portuguese mother-in-law. When her sons were little children and had a sore throat her doctor prescribed them carrot syrup, which she and my husband have been making ever since.

Here is the recipe:

1. Slice 1 carrot very thinly

2. Sprinkle on rapadura or muscovado sugar (these are both unrefined sugars with higher levels of vitamins and minerals than white or brown sugar.

3. Leave for a few hours until the sugar extracts the juice from the carrots and a syrup is formed

4. Squeeze half a small lemon into the syrup

5. Take a teaspoon every 2 hours until the sore throat goes away.

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