Easy Home Remedy for Cold, Cough & Sore Throat for TODDLERS- AGO Juice
I first saw this on @umehararei when she steamed apple & onion for 30mins and served the juice to help her son regain his voice. Few days back, I saw a similar recipe (steam red apple, onion & garlic for 90mins) on @matthias_ just when I noticed a cold in Bum Bum.
As it happens, we have a staycation planned for today. With just days to spare, I couldn't take chances! I quickly started Bum Bum on a daily dose of AGO juice and he recovered! Maybe he would have recovered on his own but with natural ingredients like these, it is no harm to just try! Most importantly, the juice taste good and is easy to feed (unlike medicine). Bum Bum even asked for the apples, onions & garlic 🤫
I also researched a little so I'll share what I've learnt.
Can I replace onions with shallots?
Both onion and shallots contains quercetin (so does apple and garlic), a flavonoid with antibacterial & antiviral properties and allicin, a sulfur compound that helps to expel mucus from the airways however shallots lack vitamin C. In this sense, it seems like onion is slightly superior to shallots for the home remedy but if you can't find onion, shallots can be a substitute. Better than don't have!
Can I further simplify the recipe?
Yes. @umehararei omitted garlic and achieved good results. penguindad.com used onion only and got good results too. However, I think that apple will make the juice taste better.
How long should I steam?
A longer steaming time means more fluid output. 30mins will give you a good amount of fluid but a longer steaming time can increase the yield. I feel that 60mins and 90mins gives roughly the same yield (by naked eye estimation) so I did 60mins. If you are rushed for time, 30mins will be good enough. I know what you are thinking, nope 15mins not enough fluid lah! If you want 25mins, you try lo!
If you have other insights to add, please share!🙏❤
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