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There are many commercial drugs for treating a bad a persistent cough. Unfortunately, none of them provides the needed results without causing many harmful side-effects. This occurs due to the dangerous chemicals drugs are loaded with and cause more harm than good.
Moreover, there is a natural and effective recipe that can help you if you are dealing with this problem. These cough drops include healthy herbs and ingredients that you probably have in your home even now.
These cough drops are excellent to be taken before the winter because they will strengthen your immune system and prevent other health problems. Isn’t it great to make your own natural cough sweets at home? They are perfect to help soothe a sore throat and act as a great natural cold or flu remedy.
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?
Take a pan and fill it with one cup of sugar and half a cup of water. Next, take a lemon and cut it in half and add in one tablespoon of the juice. Also, add one tablespoon of honey and half a teaspoon of ground ginger. Finally, add a quarter of a spoon of ground cloves. If you don’t have ground cloves, you can take dry ones and crush them yourselves. Cloves help to reduce phlegm, they have antiseptic properties and are packed full with antioxidants.
Turn on the heat and give it a good stir. When the pan starts to simmer, give it a stir again and put it on a low heat. You will need to leave it simmering for about 15-20 minutes, making sure you stir it regularly.
While you are waiting, take a baking tray and line it with baking paper. After about 15-20 minutes, take the pan off the heat and let it cool down for a few minutes. Then it should be thick, dark and syrupy. Then it is ready to pour onto the baking paper to make little sweets. Use a spoon and be careful not to burn yourself because it is very hot.
Let them cool down for 20 minutes and cover them with a dusting of powdered icing sugar. This will stop them sticking together. Take them off the paper and make sure they all are well coated.
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.