Who does not know the Apple syrup from Dr. Manceau ? It is probably one of the most popular and traditional syrups, present in many Spanish houses for many years for being an essentially vegetable product, made from the maceration of apple, cilantro and sen, widely used in many homes for its quality to relieve against constipation and act as a totally natural laxative, being indicated for delicate people, children, the elderly and for those who suffer in the end from some punctual problem of constipation.
Whether you buy it already prepared or you prepare it at home, the syrup Apple It is an excellent natural option to treat constipation naturally , thanks to the pectins present in the Apple , together with the sugar of the syrup, form a kind of gel capable of absorbing water, with which it acquires a very viscous consistency in the intestinal environment that lines the walls of the intestine.
As a result, it exercises a Emollient and protective action of the gastric and intestinal mucosa , acting as a mild and regular laxative , reducing spasms and relieving constipation. Moreover, in the absence of fecal volume, the gel formed by the syrup provides volume with which peristalsis starts, producing in turn a lubrication of the fecal bolus, facilitating its expulsion.
How to make a medicinal apple syrup with sugar
Making a homemade apple syrup is very easy and simple. In fact, you only need 3 ingredients and a few minutes. We explain what ingredients you need and what steps to follow for its preparation.
Ingredients you need:
- 2 kg. of apples
- 100 gr. of sugar
Preparation of apple syrup:
First wash the apples well. Peel them and cut them into pieces, reserving both the heart and the skin.
Put 1 liter of water in a pan and add the skin, the heart and the seeds or apple seeds.
In another casserole put the apple pulp cut into pieces and add 1 liter of water more. Cook until the water is reduced by half.
Then strain the liquid from the two pans and press well taking care not to burn yourself.
Put the resulting liquid in a new casserole, over low heat, and add the sugar, stirring well from time to time. Leave cooking on the fire until it is reduced by half.
Finally, pack it in hot in glass jars, sterilizing in a water bath for 30 minutes.
How to make an apple syrup with honey
The honey It can also become an excellent natural option when it comes to making a medicinal syrup for constipation.
Ingredients you need:
- 1 apple
- 125 gr. of honey
- Half a liter of water
Preparation of apple syrup with honey:
First wash the apple and cut it into eight pieces. Add the honey to a saucepan, add the apple and boil the apple for 10 minutes.
Then remove from heat and let cool. Finally strain and reserve the liquid in a glass jug.
When and how to take apple syrup
If you suffer from constipation You can take a spoonful of this apple syrup on an empty stomach, and another teaspoon more in the middle of the morning, until you feel relief. If you wish you can also add this teaspoon to your favorite infusion.