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The carob and its healing properties

The carob and its healing properties

How to treat respiratory and digestive problems naturally taking advantage of the medicinal properties of carob.

The carob is an energizing food that has multiple benefits to treat respiratory problems, sore throat and digestive conditions such as diarrhea, indigestion, stomach and intestinal pain.

Energizing and medicinal properties of carob

Carob has multiple benefits for the body since it is very rich in mucilage, mucilage is a class of soluble fiber that acts against inflammation of the mucous membranes, eliminating irritation of the respiratory tract as well as to cure digestive disorders, It is a very effective treatment to cure diarrhea, relieves digestion, prevents stomach discomfort and removes the pain of these ailments.

Among the multiple nutritional properties of carob beans are:

  • It is an energy food, it has 50% natural sugar and only 10% protein.
  • It is rich in tannins, this is a powerful natural antioxidant.
  • It has a source of vitamins belonging to group B such as B1 or thiamine, B2 or riboflavin, B3 or niacin and pro vitamin A or beta-carotene.
  • Among its main minerals are potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, silicon and iron.

One of the benefits of carob, which is located in the resin, is that it is recommended for asthma treatments, gonorrhea treatments, cystitis, laryngitis and indigestion treatments.

It is also proven that this carob resin is an excellent expectorant agent, thus cleaning the respiratory tract.

Other benefits of the Algarrobo plant

The carob, in addition to being an astringent, laxative and purgative, is commonly used in gargle to heal irritation of the throat and relieves inflammation of the eyes, in the form of eye drops. It should not be ingested for a long time as it can inhibit the digestion of some nutrients.

As it does not contain gluten, it is ideal for people with celiac disease, carob can be purchased in seeds, powders to dilute in water, in the form of flour, tablets, cookies, etc.

Carob consumption

Thecarob It can be found in syrup, powder (flour), paste…. With the carob you can prepare cakes, crepes, energizing "chocolate" bars, ice creams, smoothies, creams and a variety of desserts as a healthier substitute for cocoa.

The carob resin, once removed from the plant, is diluted with water and this preparation can be steamed to relieve the respiratory tract or eaten hot to relieve digestive problems such as diarrhea.

Sweet carob flour cupcakes recipe

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