Cough is easy to cure, you can opt for traditional drug medication or choose alternative natural herbal supplement for a side-effect free medication. One of the best and fastest ways to cure and soothe cough symptoms is right inside your house, specifically in your kitchen. Using home made cough drops is a perfect way to soothe various types of simple respiratory problems.
Cough drops without additives or artificial ingredients are good ways to cure cough symptoms without harmful and annoying side-effects. This article will teach you how to make a fast-relieving alternative solution for your cough.
Here are the things you will need in making the solution:
- Light corn syrup
- Herbal tea bag or assorted fresh herbs
- Powdered sugar
Loose the herbs from the tea bag and put the herbs in hot boiling water. Herbs like peppermint leaves, horehound, thyme, ginger, mullein, slippery elm and spearmint are effective herbs for cough. Put a small plate on top of the cup and let the herbs steep for one hour. Then strain the loose herbs
In a small saucepan, mix the herbs with sugar and corn syrup. Heat the saucepan in a low flame until the sugar is dissolved. Boil the mixture.
Reduce the heat. Dap a cloth and carefully wipe out sugar crystals in the interior of the pan. Heat the mixture for another 2 minutes then remove the pan from the heat.
Coat candy molds or cookie sheets with cooking spray, then drop small amount of the mixture on the cookie sheets. Let the cough drops set, harden and cool before touching them.
Use tablespoons to put powdered sugar in a plastic bag. Coat the cough drops by tossing the bag with powdered sugar.
Store the cough drops inside of an airtight container for up to two months. Put a handful of drops inside a plastic wrap or in a small resealable bag to carry around and share.