Ancient Homemade Syrup That Removes Phlegm From The Lungs and Cures Cough!

Coughing is perhaps the most annoying thing, besides blowing your nose, that the common cold will harass you with. Are you sick of taking medicines and only lowering your immune system rather than strengthening it? Luckily, there is an ancient homemade syrup which will help you remove phlegm and cure your cough. The secret lies in carrots! Due to its high antioxidants content, the vegetable we usually ignore has been proven to help diabetics as well as hypertension suffering. In order to make the above-mentioned syrup you will require half a kilogram of carrots, water and 3-4 tablespoons of organic honey. Pay attention to the preparation method and soon you could heal your coughing within a couple of days. Take about 3 tablespoons of the homemade carrot syrup for starters in order to begin the healing process. The remedy works good for both adults and children alike.


Other benefits of carrot:

Improves Immunity And Controls Heart Diseases
Reduces Cholesterol
Prevents Cancer
Prevents Acne
Source Of Vitamins Needed For Skin
Source of Calcium
Aids Digestion
Cleanses the Body

Here is the syrup recipe:


  • ½ kg of carrot
  • 3-4 tablespoons of honey
  • Water


First, cut the carrots into pieces and pour them over with water. Now, boil, until the carrots soften and remove them from the heat. Strain the water and don`t throw it. Let  it cool. Mash the carrots with blender or with a fork.

In the water, add the honey, mix well. Now, add the mixture to the mashed carrots. The syrup is ready! Keep the syrup in cold place.


Take 3-4 spoons of the syrup during the day. After 1-2 days you`ll feel the results.

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143 Responses to "Ancient Homemade Syrup That Removes Phlegm From The Lungs and Cures Cough!"

  1. kaaren says:

    Can you recommend a viable substitute to honey for those of us who are vegan? Thank you for this wonderful idea!

    Thank you

    • Faye says:

      I doubt their is one. The reason that it’s honey is the natural antibacterial proprieties. My mom suggested maple syrup though.

      • Faye says:

        Dammit, by changing my original thought organization, I look like someone who can’t tell the difference between there and their. Oi.

    • christine says:

      printer friendly version?

      • Don says:

        Just do a screen capture and print it out. Or at the top of your screen see if there’s a ‘file’ button, click on it and ‘print’ will be at the bottom, click on ‘print’.

      • Louise says:

        Here is the syrup recipe:


        ½ kg of carrot
        3-4 tablespoons of honey


        First, cut the carrots into pieces and pour them over with water. Now, boil, until the carrots soften and remove them from the heat. Strain the water and don`t throw it. Let it cool. Mash the carrots with blender or with a fork.

        In the water, add the honey, mix well. Now, add the mixture to the mashed carrots. The syrup is ready! Keep the syrup in cold place.


        Take 3-4 spoons of the syrup during the day. After 1-2 days you`ll feel the results.

    • Jo says:

      Seriously, maybe if you don’t know your vegan substitutes for honey, you should look them up

    • Sue says:

      vegans don’t eat honey? I did not know that. Educate me…why?

    • RANDY says:


    • Jasmin says:

      Maybe dandelion honey is an option for vegans.

    • Amy says:

      agave syrup?

    • Jessica says:

      Also relevant to those allergic to bees.

    • R J B says:

      It is possible to buy date syrup. Tastes like honey.

    • Jambo says:

      Colt .45, my food poops on yours.

    • susan says:

      Hello, just and fyi. I have read books my son in law had me read about the vegan diet. As beekeepers for over 40 years I can tell you the books contained big misinformation about beekeeping. 1st untruth: that beekeepers bur the bees and hives
      before every winter because they do not make honey in the winter, FALSE!. The equipment is too costly to burn and start over with each year, and it takes time for the bees to make and draw out the wax honeycomb which gets stronger and better over the years, and new colonies of bees would be very expensive to have to buy every year! Beekeepers never destroy their honey bees! It most likely came from the time way back to pre 1980’s when bee inspectors would burn the hives and bees IF they found foul brood which is very contagious and could wipe out many bee colonies even in the wild. Beekeepers HATE when inspectors did this! The government does not have the money to have hives inspected these days. Beekeeping is good for bees, a symbiotic relationship. Honey Bees make WAY more honey than they need or use and if they do not have room in their hive to store more of it, they will move to another location. They are the ultimate work-aholic! Get you honey from a local beekeeper (not a factory bee-farmer) you know and trust, it is the best for you anyway with you local pollen in it. Learn their practices. The one think hard on bees I know of is collecting bee pollen. But that was back in the 80’s and before. We did not do it because of how hard it is on the bees. I am not sure if there is a better way to collect the pollen today that is safe for bees. I will look into that. Go watch how your local honey bee keeper does what they do! You will be impressed! We now have 1o hives ( have had up to 30 before) Honey bees are amazing creatures the vast majority of bee keepers greatly respect and take wonderful care of. They also have a TON of money invested in the bees and equipment and would never destroy them! That fact alone makes the vegan miss-info crazy! You local Extension office may help you find local to you beekeepers. Please consider and help stop the miss-information about Honey/beekeeping. Thank you, Susan

    • Lyn says:

      Bees pollinate flowers on trees so that they then bear fruit , do Vegans eat fruit and then use the wood from the trees to make furniture? Trees also that flower but do not bear fruit are also pollinated hmm. What about berries hmmm pollinated by bees.

      • Other Jane says:

        Production of fruit does not require farming and harming bees.
        The pollinating bees are actually other species of bees and farming just one type is harmful to the environment.

        I’m not a true vegan, as I could eat insect products but I’d never use honey.

    • Jake says:

      agave nectar will work in place of honey.

    • Dominic House says:

      Nothing else will work. Honey is the key. Honey is one of the foods that will NEVER spoil. Honey has anti bacterial properties. You can even put it on a wound like a cut or scrape.

  2. Terry says:

    You could probably sub the honey with organic agave.thats used alot for cough and soar throat.

  3. tom says:

    Honey can not be replaced; honey is the most complexe medicine in itself, ever. I don’t see a reason for you, as vegan, could not eat it – it is produced by bees but not out of bees.

    • Eva says:

      Some of us object to taking animal products without their agreement or permission.

      • steve says:

        Prime, glowing example of the sheer ridiculousness invading the world. Thanks Eva: needed a good laugh today.

    • G says:

      Many, but not all vegans don’t consume honey because honey is the substance that bee larvae eat as they’re growing into adult bees. My understanding is that beekeepers that make honey replace the honey for the bee larvae with a sugary slurry that’s far inferior, nutrition-wise. Also, as the honeycombs are extracted to obtain honey bees are killed. And there’s just the principal that something made by a creature that’s important to their health or their young’s health shouldn’t be stolen by humans just because it’s a tasty treat.

    • susan says:

      Vegans cannot drink milk either.

    • Gabriel says:

      I’m struggling myself to understand (though I respect vegan culture, that comment makes me laugh… never thought of vegan as dumb. Or maybe it’s a matter of puting bee larvae to honey deprivation byeating it :)) hahah,who can tell…

    • Vegans do not eat anything from the animal or made by the animal…so in other words no cheese, milk, eggs, honey, gelatin and so on.
      I personally believe that honey gives us many properties that can contribute to a healthy life such as bee pollen, royal jelly and of course honey itself, as long as it is local and raw (great for allergies)
      Regarding this above recipe, I agree it is high in anti-oxidants but it would be better to juice the carrots to obtain the anti-oxidants, boiling them one should add a bit of fat as there are many fat-soluble properties in carrots. My favorite INSTANT getting rid of a cough is pineapple juice or pine apple smoothie (just mix pineapple, a bit of water and sweetener of your choice blend and drink)

      • Donna says:

        But, isn’t a honeybee an insect. Isn’t that different for an animal? I know it has four legs. but, what other animal has four legs and flies? Just curious.

      • Flyster55 says:

        Bee are INSECTS – not ANIMALS – Wikipedia ” INSECT pollinators are essential to the life-cycle of many flowering plant species on which most organisms, including humans, are at least partly dependent; without them, the terrestrial portion of the biosphere (including humans) would be devastated.[8] Many other insects are considered ecologically beneficial as predators and a few provide direct economic benefit. Silkworms and BEES have been used extensively by humans for the production of silk and HONEY, respectively. In some cultures, people eat the larvae or adults of certain insects. Get over it people.

    • Other Jane says:

      Actually honey contains stuff from bees (saliva). But that’s not even the biggest problem here, I can’t believe people don’t know what veganism means 😀

  4. Sherry says:

    How much is 1/2 kg of carrots in relation ?to pounds or how many carrots

  5. Darlene says:

    It seems to me that juicing those carrots and drinking them would be just as effective.. really , if its the antioxidants that are the ‘cure’ than eating or drinking any fruit or veg would be just as effective.. if this were true.

    • AM says:

      Carrots cooked, release more essential vitamins.
      Also- the need for a substitute for honey is valid when treating children
      who are under a year old.

  6. Lydia says:

    I would say molasses instead of honey.

  7. M. Wilson says:

    Clover honey can be made on the stove. Must gather the flower of clover to make it.

  8. maarit says:

    There is no substitute for honey. The purpose of honey is to cure, not to sweeten the syrup.

  9. roisin says:

    Maple syrup

  10. DianaW says:

    Would malt extract count as vegan? I tried it for a cough after investigating the very highly-priced and -recommended Chinese fruit-based cough syrup – and it seemed just as effective to me, as well as being a fraction of the price.

    Maybe I’ve been eating enough carrots in recent years to explain why I very rarely seem to get coughs any more.

  11. Tim says:

    Ok, really, why can’t you have honey? Please, explain.

    • Donna says:

      My understanding is that Vegans don’t eat Honey because it is made by Bees. Bees are animal/insect. Just as Vegans would not consume milk from an animal they will not consume Honey from Bees. Maybe someone who is actually Vegan wants to explain better?

    • Jessica says:

      Im sure its a personal choice, not something written in a rule book somewhere.

    • simdak says:

      they CAN have honey, they just choose not to as a vegan. Honey is an animal by-product. Many vegans believe that anything that entails the use of an animal to make a product is ethically wrong. I.E., milk, eggs, cheese, honey, etc..

    • Nathan says:

      For everyone asking why vegans might not eat honey, it’s because honey is an animal product. That is, the bees go through hard work to make the honey, and people harvest (or steal) it from them.

      As for substitutions, many people have already correctly stated that there isn’t one. Not one that will accomplish the same job. You would need a whole new recipe.

      If you use honey for anything, I always recommend using unfiltered honey. It will say unfiltered, and as you may expect, it will not be as clear as filtered honey. All of its beneficial properties are retained.

    • Kim says:

      The simplest reason why honey isn’t vegan is by definition. The term vegan was coined by Donald Watson in 1944 and was defined as follows: Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life.

      Not a vegan, but had to know myself!

      • Gatis says:

        Why only the animal kingdom? Why not the plant kingdom as well? In several highly documented studies it has been shown that plants have feelings and can communicate via released chemicals in the air. So Vegans should not eat plants either!

    • Vegetarian says:

      Some Vegans don not eat Honey because unfortunately, like factory farmers, many beekeepers take inhumane steps to ensure personal safety and reach production quotas. It’s not unusual for larger honey producers to cut off the queen bee’s wings so that she can’t leave the colony or to have her artificially inseminated on a bee-sized version of the factory farm “rape rack.” When the keeper wants to move a queen to a new colony, she is carried with “bodyguard” bees, all of whom—if they survive transport—will be killed by bees in the new colony. Large commercial operations may also take all the honey instead of leaving the 60 pounds or so that bees need to get through the winter. They replace the rich honey with a cheap sugar substitute that is not as fortifying. In colder areas, if the keepers consider it too costly to keep the bees alive through the winter, they destroy the hives using cyanide gas. Also, bees are often killed or have their wings and legs torn off by haphazard handling. According to the Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association, humans have been using honey since about 15,000 B.C., but it wasn’t until the 20th century that people turned bees into factory-farmed animals. Happily, many sweeteners are made without killing bees: Rice syrup, molasses, sorghum, Sucanat, barley malt, maple syrup, organic cane sugar, and dried fruit or fruit concentrates can replace honey in recipes. Using these will keep your diet bee-free.
      Keeping bees for commercial or hobby purposes violates the bees’ rights to be free of human exploitation. As with companion animals or other farmed animals, breeding, buying and selling animals violates the animals’ rights to live free of human use and exploitation, and bees are commercially bred, bought and sold.

      In addition to keeping bees, taking their honey is also exploitative.

      While beekeepers will say that they leave plenty of honey for the bees, the honey belongs to the bees.

      Furthermore, some bees are killed every time the beekeeper smokes the bees out of their hive and takes their honey. These deaths are an additional reason to boycott honey; even if no bees were killed during honey collection, the exploitation of the bees would be reason enough.

    • Deke says:

      Aliens from the Vega system have been on Earth for decades. Though, outwardly, they are almost indistinguishable from humans, physiologically, there are several major differences and their bodies react differently to certain substances and foods found on Earth. Honey, for instance, can be deadly when ingested…They are also known to lick quartz to get high and many of them will carry a few small stones in their pockets.

    • Connie says:

      Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals

    • Christabell says:

      Honey is made by insects. Vegans do not eat that that comes from animals. The part where insects fit in with animals is where i get confused. But Honey is a by product of a living creature. I wonder if they do not wear silk.

  12. Jason says:

    1 kg is 2.2 lbs

  13. Jason says:

    So one pound would be a half kg roughly

  14. Eva says:

    On principle some people will not eat a product from any animal, such as honey from the bee. That being said, I see no reason not to ask permission first and to get agreement from the animal instead of just taking it.

  15. Libby says:

    Sterilization destroys the properties of honey that would make it beneficial. Organic does not mean raw. Only raw honey contains the enzymes that makes it good for you.

  16. ashley says:

    They don’t eat honey because it comes from bees. Like they don’t use eggs, milk, gelatin, or wear leather.

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Uh why can’t vegans eat Honey. This is still not explained.

    • anna says:

      They can, they just choose not to. just read the damn comments. its explained several times. from the definition of veganism to the practice of beekeepers. god damnit.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    OK I googled it. It says vegans don’t eat honey because the bees make the honey for them selves…really?

  19. Dave says:

    Are you kidding about honey not being vegan? It’s a natural product.

  20. Dima says:

    Vegan honey substitute – what about pine ‘honey’? The original recipe uses spring tips of branches but that prevents them from further growing, so I prefer using green pine cones.
    Gather some quantity you can fit in a pot. Cover them with water and boil until water is half the original level. Strain and measure the volume of the liquid. I put 1 kg of sugar for every, say, 300 ml of pine liquid /you may use less sugar but you’ll have to boil longer until thick/. Boil until desired thickness is achieved, add 5 g of citric acid crystals per every 1 kg of sugar used. Pour while hot in mason jars, screw the lids tightly closed and turn them upside down for a while. This seals the jars.
    It makes a very, very good cough remedy even used alone. Also very good in combination with herbal tea from Malva Sylvestris / mallow!

  21. Jaime says:

    Maybe apple honey? It may not hold the same health benefits as bees honey.

  22. Renea says:

    1 kg is equal to 2.02 lbs.

  23. DuhPatrol says:

    Honey comes from flowers, its not like its bee milk…

  24. liz says:

    Because it is produced by an animal.

  25. Sandra Akridge says:

    1/2 kg= 1.1 pounds

  26. Mary says:

    Is this ok for diabetics?

  27. Lex says:

    No. Just no

  28. clair says:

    Yea, what is 1/2 kg of carrots?

  29. jytxdjykljkj says:

    stupid people ask stupid questions

  30. Grace Nicole says:

    Uh since when can’t vegans have honey? I’ve been. Vegan most of my life. Almost 40. I’ve always had honey. They don’t chop up bees or milk honey out of their stinger to get honey.

  31. April says:

    There is no true substitute for the honey. The honey is antibacterial and has natural coating abilities.

  32. Karen says:

    Vegans don’t eat honey as it is an animal byproduct. Milk, or leather are byproducts of cows. Eggs are a byproduct of chickens. That is why Vegans don’t eat honey. It may not be made of bees, it is made by bees.

  33. Jlaw says:

    Yeah..don’t be a vegan.

  34. Karen says:

    1.1 pounds

  35. Karen says:

    1/2 kg equals 1.1 pounds of carrots.

  36. CarolM says:

    1/2 Kg of carrots is approx 1.1 pounds

    Tim, I had a friend try to explain why ‘true’ vegans don’t eat honey and the explaination was something to the effect of: bees make honey to survive the winter and to feed their young. If we eat their honey then we are responsible for killing the bees and their young when no honey is available. I am not vegan so this explaination is not one I would use so I am putting it out their for consideration.

  37. Jason says:

    There’s this stuff called “befree” honey. The sugar in the honey is what makes it antibacterial. This stuff may act the same way.

  38. R bowen says:

    Really. Are you vegan too? Don’t you have internet. A kg is 2.2lbs. People ask the dumbest questions.

  39. Max Million says:

    1/2 kg is 1 1/4 lbs.

  40. susan says:

    As I understand it, vegans do not consume anything made out of animals or animal byproduct….honey, milk. For the ones I have known it was about not killing animals, and if you consume the food they create for their young you are in fact killing them.

  41. Deb says:

    I made it up the best I could, the directions weren’t very clear and I’m trying it, it don’t taste too bad

  42. Denise says:

    Sucking on a slice of raw ginger root will stop a cough almost immediately.
    If you want to make this carrot recipe without honey, I would make it with fresh ginger root added to the carrots.

  43. Dee says:

    I’m not vegan, but took me 30 secs to find out…. Bees are farmed. Bees are smoked. Queen Bees are killed regularly. Bees are not intelligent ( so don’t fly away, although they are capable) Bees harvest early Autumn so are fed artificially via sugar through the winter. As an ethical vegan, you wouldn’t eat honey.
    Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, HONEY, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals ( DW) The originator of the vegan movement, Donald Watson, singled it out as a no-go food stuff in the British Vegan Society manifesto of 1944.
    For the record, I’m not vegan or vegetarian,but I’m also not ignorant !
    It was only a question asked !!!!!!!!

  44. Linda says:

    Because vegans do not exploit animals if any kind.

  45. Linda Ainsworth says:

    A kilogram is just over 2 pounds.

  46. Anna says:

    There is a “vegan” honey made from organic apples. I saw it on Shark Tank. 🙂

  47. Jennifer says:

    Honey is an animal by-product; vegans don’t eat/use/wear any animals etc., or their by-products.
    Also, using a response above “honey is made by bees, not from bees” as a justification , milk is from cows, not made from cows too but a vegan would never use dairy products.

  48. November says:

    Honey is produced by bees. Bees are animals, and as such, honey is not vegan. When animals are (directly) involved in the process of producing something, the result is not vegan.
    Detail: if I’m correct, queen bee’s wings are cut off to ensure they do not fly away.

  49. Dolly says:

    Please befriend or become a natural beekeeper, and then you will find kind honey. Natural beekeepers do not use smoke, they let the bees form their own comb with all sized cells, they let their bees swarm if that is their desire and they only take the left over honey at the end of winter, once the nectar is flowing again for spring. Some of them even sing to their bees. 🙂

  50. Toney Snelson says:

    Honey and pepper are both powerful cough medicines, which effectively remove the phlegm by coughing. Mix one tablespoon of honey with a pinch of ground black pepper and take this twice a day.

  51. Connie says:

    They don’t eat anything made by or from animals (animal by-products).

  52. Deborah says:

    Every flowering plant is a product of bees….Vegetables and Fruits alike. Bees play a huge part in our lives, but as a vegan we eat vegetables and fruits, but not honey? Some may have a preference to this or FOLLOW a book, but I FOLLOW my mind.

  53. Lisa says:

    When you say keep it in cold place… Does it mean to refrigerate or chill it? Thanks !

  54. Simplyred says:

    I worked with a girl that couldn’t eat beef, I didn’t understand why they could have leather seats and shoes and purses but couldn’t eat it, Grant she got mad at me and I believe if you cant’ eat it then why is it ok to sat on it or wear it, it is still animal.

  55. dumbthread says:

    Just curious… Did anyone actually try this out to see if it works or are you all just here to bicker about vegan honey (and anything else vegan) and how much half a kilo is in pounds?

  56. Bon says:

    Ok these posts are stupid. Same questions and answers over and over again. Just read the first few posts you’ll get it.

  57. Rhi says:

    Question. Why do much negativity from some towards Vegans. I am not one myself. Someone who happened to be Vegan posted a LEGITIMATE question ‘re honey substitute and some decided to be offending. ” Love, Love & Learn”✌

  58. Jennifer says:

    Bees are going to make honey whether we eat it or not, it is their nature. Besides a bee is an insect and not an animal.

  59. dave says:

    Don’t bees and other insects pollinate other vegetables as well?

  60. Glenda Berman says:

    I am so surprised at some of the hostile comments on this post. While sensible discussion is always a good thing calling people names like idiot and moron just reflects back to the person saying it and it is not a good reflection.

  61. Christi says:

    Unfiltered honey has not had the beneficial pollen filtered out. It is strained to remove bits of wax and other random detritus that may find its way into the collection vessels during extraction. Any food you eat, even vegan labeled, cannot guarantee that no insects were harmed in its production. That perfect vegan apple you’re eating while feeling good good about the chickens lives you’re saving? It was sprayed with organic pesticides to kill the caterpillars that would have eaten holes in it, and everyone knows that an imperfect apple is not saleable. Vegans contribute to big ag, which destroys animal habitat to run their mega farms, and yet congratulate themselves that they are being compassionate to animals. Cows in a well-maintained grass field will coexist with other wildlife and insects, a strawberry field will not.

  62. anna casagranda says:

    How much water do you use for recipe

  63. anna casagranda says:

    How much water for this recipe with honey and carrots

  64. Laura says:

    Did somebody on here seriously say they can’t eat honey because they’re allergic to bees? I’m deathly allergic to bees and eat ONLY raw, unfiltered honey all the time. For my entire life. It’s not like the bee is stinging the honey as they make it.

    And I’m still alive. Going on 40 years old.

  65. GvM says:

    The mis-information being spewed by those who know nothing about beekeeping is laughable.
    Beekeepers don’t kill their hives and bees will move somewhere else if you don’t remove honeycombs to give room for them to build more.
    It’s what bees do, they build constantly.

  66. Camille says:

    how long with this syrup keep for?

  67. Ros says:

    Hi Vegans, Vegetarians and everyone else. Do you know that it has been proven beyond any doubt that PLANTS can feel pain too , when they are cut, picked plucked and torn out of the ground and then thrown into boiling water or frying pans ???…….Just a thought.

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