Last winter I ran across a video on You Tube with a recipe for a homemade cold and cough remedy that looked really easy to make, so I decided to try it. It is simple to make and it also works, making you feel better and I believe get well faster. The best part is that it is made from all natural ingredients. Since the cold and flu season is coming, I thought this was a good time to share it.
- 2/3 cup sugar (I use coconut palm)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon organic honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Boil your water
Add sugar and stir till dissolved
Add lemon juice
Add honey and stir until combined
Add ginger and cloves
Boil for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently
Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper
With a spoon, drop nickel sized drops on the parchment
Let cool for a few minutes and dust with confectioners sugar
Let cool a few minutes more and turn over and dust the other side
Another cool thing about these drops is that you can put them in hot water and make tea that is pretty tasty! I plan to get some some small bags and put a couple drops in each and give them away to friends and relatives that visit for the holidays so they can made their own medicinal tea. It makes an inexpensive, thoughtful and helpful gift.
Have a great week!