Many commercial drugs treat a bad and persistent cough but none of them could provide the needed results without causing some negative effects. This is a result of the dangerous chemical content of the drugs that do more harm than good.
However, there is a natural method that can provide effective results for this issue. This method includes cough sweets made out of herbs and some ingredients that you probably have in your home now.
If taken before the winter, these sweets will boost your immune system and prevent many health problems in the same time. They will soothe the sore throat and will serve as potent remedy for natural cold and flu.
What you need:.
- Lemon juice.
- A secret ingredient, to combine all the ingredients altogether.
Ginger will strengthen the immune system due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It will also release the pain and nausea.
Honey will soothe the sore throat thanks to its antibacterial properties. It is a natural suppressant of cough. You can use any type of honey, it does not to be Manuka honey.
The lemon is rich in Vitamin C, another immune booster.
How to prepare the cough sweets?
First, fill a pan with half a cup of water and one cup of sugar. Then, cut the lemon in halves and fill a tablespoon with the juice. Add half a teaspoon of ginger and one tablespoon of honey.
Take some ground cloves or if you have some dry ones, crush them and add them to the combination. The cloves will reduce phlegm due to their antiseptic and antioxidant properties.
Place the pan on heat and give it a good stir. When simmers, stir it again and reduce the heat. Let it simmer about 15-20 minutes, stirring regularly.
In the meanwhile, cover a baking tray with a baking paper. After 20 minutes take the pan off the heat and let it cool down. The mixture should be syrupy, dark and thick. Pour it on the baking tray to make little sweets. Be careful not to burn yourself from the mixture.
Cover it with powdered sugar and let it cool down for 20 minutes. The sugar will prevent them sticking together.
These are your homemade cold sweets. Also you can put them in a cup of hot water, let it dissolve and drink it.