Courtesy of The Vegetable Box, Octopus Publishers.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes, plus standing
1 bunch of young turnips, very thinly sliced
4 tablespoons sugar
Place sliced turnips in a bowl & sprinkle them with sugar. Cover & let stand overnight.
By the morning, the turnips will have produced a juice, which is a natural remedy against coughs.
Strain the juice through a strainer & then discard the slices of turnips.
A linctus can be defined as a medicinal syrup that coats the mucous membranes of the throat. Pretty much it means medicated cough syrup, like Robotussin or Sudafed.
Turnip Linctus has been around as a medicated syrup since the Greeks. While the syrup soothes the throat, it will also promote expectoration.
So remember that even though you purchase a box every week for the needs of nutritional value, there may be items that you can utilize for medicinal purposes as well.