Once the season of flu and cold starts, the onset of coughs is inevitable. In this period of time or even when you experience a stuffed nose and anticipate the starting of coughs you immediately reach for all those heavily advertised remedies against flu and cold such as various medications, gargle solutions, massage skin lotions and many more. We advise you to stop all this and use the homemade cough drops that we are going to present to you in this article. They are extremely efficient as they contain every ingredient that helps against the symptoms of cold and flu.
Recipe for Homemade Cough Drops
- 4 ounces of water
- 8 ounces of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- ½ tablespoon of ground ginger
- ¼ tablespoon of ground cloves
Method of Preparation:
The preparation is quite simple, first you should start with placing all of the ingredients in a pot and let it boil. Once the mixture reaches boiling point, simmer it for around 20 minutes meanwhile stirring it as often as possible. After 20 minutes pass, leave the mixture to cool down. The sugar in the mixture should be caramelized thereby offering a sticky and thick consistency. Next, take a spoon by which you will form small drops placing them on a sheet of baking paper. Leave them for a while so that they are hard enough, and then spray them with some icing sugar on top of them so that they do not stick. Now, your cough drops are ready and you can use them whenever you have the need of them.
You can use these cough drops in order to prepare a delicious tea, all you have to do is to mix them with hot water, wait till they dissolve and your healthy tea is ready.
Likewise with these homemade cough drops you are one hundred percent sure that they are natural because you are the one who made them and knows the quality of the included ingredients, which is not the case with the bought products available on the market. Moreover, these cough drops are consisted of potent ingredients which when combined together offer great defense system against all types of flu and cold. Namely, ginger boosts the immune system, honey contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and the cloves have great antioxidant properties.