Rotten carrot soup: This is how you make the home remedy yourself

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Morosche carrot soup is a home remedy for diarrhea – for humans and animals. We’ll show you the recipe and explain the effects of Moro carrot soup.

The Moro carrot soup is named after its inventor Ernst Moro: He worked as a pediatrician in Heidelberg and developed the Moro soup recipe in 1908. Thanks to this simple home remedy, it was possible to significantly reduce the mortality rate among children with diarrheal diseases. Today we not only know that Moro’s carrot soup also has the same effect on dogs – but also why the home remedy can have the same effect. We’ll show you a simple recipe and explain what’s important.

Morosh carrot soup: ingredients for the recipe

Morosh carrot soup consists only of carrots, water and salt.
Morosh carrot soup consists only of carrots, water and salt.
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For the Morosche carrot soup you only need the following three ingredients:

  • 500g carrots
  • approx. 1.5 liters of water
  • 1 tsp salt

Ingredient tips:

  • We recommend that you use carrots from controlled organic cultivation. Not only do you support more environmentally friendly agriculture, but you also avoid chemical-synthetic pesticides.
  • Use tap water instead of water from plastic bottles: This saves packaging waste and transport routes. In most areas of Germany, tap water is drinkable without any problems – boiled anyway.
  • You can use ordinary table salt as salt: it doesn’t have to be Himalayan salt – it just has to travel unnecessarily long distances. Instead, untreated sea salt is sufficient.

Preparing Morosh Carrot Soup: Recipe Instructions

For the Morosche carrot soup you first have to cut the carrots into pieces.
For the Morosche carrot soup you first have to cut the carrots into pieces.
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In order for Moro soup to effectively help with diarrhea, the carrots must be cooked for a long time. You can find out why this is the case below. So plan a good hour for the preparation:

  1. Wash and clean the carrots thoroughly.
  2. Cut the carrots into rough pieces and put them in a saucepan.
  3. Add a liter of water and bring it to the boil.
  4. Let the carrots simmer for an hour.
  5. Pour off the cooking water and puree the carrots into a paste.
  6. Add enough boiling water again so that you end up with one liter of Morosche carrot soup.
  7. Add three grams of salt – about a teaspoon.
  8. Stir everything – the Morosche carrot soup is ready.

Moro soup: use and effect for diarrhea


  • It’s best to start eating Moro’s carrot soup right at the start of the symptoms.
  • Eat the soup in small portions throughout the day.
  • Also make sure to drink enough to compensate for the fluid loss. If you have severe diarrhea, you should drink at least three liters of water or unsweetened tea per day.
  • You can get more tips and recipes for light foods for diarrhea in another Utopia article.
  • If the symptoms do not improve after a few days, you should see a doctor.

The effect of Morosh carrot soup has now been scientifically researched:

  • The long cooking releases certain sugar molecules from the carrots, so-called di- and trisaccharides, which are oligosaccharides. The oligogalacturonic acids are primarily responsible for the effect.
  • These substances are so similar to intestinal receptors that the bacteria responsible for diarrhea attach themselves to the sugar molecules – instead of to the intestinal wall as they would otherwise.
  • This binds the bacteria and excretes them in the stool.
  • Morosche carrot soup can even help with EHEC patients, as the Ärztezeitung reports.
  • The salt in Moroschen carrot soup helps to restore the body’s electrolyte balance. Because: Diarrhea causes many important mineral salts to be lost.

    Rotten carrot soup in pets

    When dogs or cats have diarrhea, you can give them carrot soup that has been cooked for a long time.
    When dogs or cats have diarrhea, you can give them carrot soup that has been cooked for a long time.
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    Moro soup is also successfully used in animal husbandry and with pets: If your dog suffers from diarrhea, you can also feed it Moro carrot soup – either before the main meal or as a large portion instead of it.

    According to the Small Animal Health Center, both dogs and cats can tolerate Morosh carrot soup. Although cats are pure carnivores, they can eat the soup because the long cooking time breaks down the ingredients. Cats should not eat raw carrots.

    However, if you are making the soup for your pet, you should minimize the salt content. Because dogs and cats react very sensitively to too much salt.

    Read more on Techzle\.com:

    • Cola for diarrhea: myth or effective home remedy
    • Make your own electrolyte solution: first aid for diarrheal illnesses
    • Gastrointestinal: Home remedies for the symptoms

    Edited by Nora Braatz

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