Whenever a bad and constant cough attacks you, surely you are trying to relieve it with the help of numerous commercial drugs. Not only that they will not provide the promised results, but they can have a damaging effect on your health and cause side-effects. They are full of dangerous chemicals which can put your health at high risk.
On the other hand, there is a completely natural and effective recipe which can be of great help. These cough drops consist of healthy herbs and ingredients that you probably already have at home.
These cough drops will be of great use before the winter comes, as they will significantly strengthen your immune system and prevent other health issues.
– Lemon juice
– A secret ingredients to make all ingredients come together
Ginger is an excellent ingredient that can boost the immunity. It helps to maintain the immune system and it has anti-inflammatory properties. Also, ginger helps with pain relief and nausea.
Honey has powerful antibacterial properties. It helps to soothe a sore throat and is a natural cough suppressant. Using any honey can help, so it does not need to be Manuka honey.
Vitamin C is richly present in lemon juice.
How to prepare the cough sweets?
– Fill a saucepan with water and squeeze in the juice of one lemon
– Add a tablespoon of honey and mix slowly
– Add half a teaspoon of ginger. If you have raw ginger, grate it and pour it in
– Add a quarter teaspoon of cloves
– Slowly heat the mixture but do not allow it to boil
– Leave it to simmer for fifteen minutes
Let it cool and drink while warm for a soothing effect and instant relief.
If you would like to make this mixture into cough drops then add a cup of sugar with all the other ingredients. As it gets hotter it will turn into a much thicker and darker mixture, a bit like treacle or syrup. Before it gets hard, take spoonful of the mixture and drop them on to a tray with baking paper. Keep each drop away from the other, and make them into the size of a normal cough drop.
Now you have your own homemade natural cough sweets. They taste great and really help. Also, you can add a couple of the sweets into a cup of hot water, let them dissolve and take it as a drink.