Dealing With Your Irritating Cough And Sore Throat: Simple And Effective Homemade Cough Drops!
A cough can be different: persistent or episodic, dry or productive, with or without pain, and sometimes even with blood. And every type of cough can indicate different diseases: from a simple cold to extremely dangerous pneumonia or tuberculosis. However, the types of cough one thing in common – it is extremely irritating at the very least. How can you deal with it?
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Sure, you can buy medications to help reduce your cough. However, you can make your own natural remedy against this annoying issue. There are two main reasons why this might be a better way: It costs less and the ingredients are all natural.
Important note: Before opting for natural remedies, make sure your cough is not a sign of a serious disease, which has to be treated properly and needs medical attention.
The following recipe contains these herbs: peppermint, chamomile, cinnamon, ginger. Why? Mainly, because they are available almost everywhere and are cheap. The second reason is that they have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, peppermint contains menthol, which is a great natural decongestant.
- 1 tablespoon of peppermint tea leaves;
- 1 tablespoon of chamomile tea;
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon;
- ½ teaspoon ginger;
- ¾ cup boiling water;
- ¾ cup honey.
Optional: You can also add a bit of lemon juice.
- The first step is to soak the herbs in boiling water for approximately 10 minutes.
- Then, strain off water into a small saucepan and add honey.
- Boil the mixture until it reaches 300°F (clip candy thermometer to one side of the pan).
- Let mixture cool down for 5 minutes until it becomes syrupy.
- You can add lemon juice or other antibacterial essential oils if you want.
- Afterwards, you can drop by small spoonfuls onto parchment paper (nothing sticks to that thing) and let it cool.
- Sprinkle with starch (potato, corn, tapioca) to absorb condensation. This prevents your candies from sticking to each other.
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Voilà! Your cough drops are ready. You should store them in an airtight container. We hope your cough will go away. If not – maybe it’s a sign of a more serious issue? Don’t hesitate to consult your doctor. Take care and stay healthy!
This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.