Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Homemade Herbal Cough Drops

Homemade Herbal Cough Drops
With kids back in school and the season changing it won't be a surprise when that annoying pest, the common cold, comes knocking on your door. Getting a good nights rest is the most helpful thing you can provide your body for a quick recovery. How do you provide your body the rest it requires if your cough is keeping you awake all night? Luckily the Fugal Farm Wife has developed a natural recipe for Herbal Cough Drops to use when you or your family gets sick. Remember to use your t-sleeve® for steeping tea mess-free. Prepare your Homemade Herbal Cough Drops ahead of time to soothe sore throats as quickly as possible, following the instructions below.
Homemade cough drops
  • 1 Tablespoon (or one teabag) peppermint tea leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon/teabag chamomile tea
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • ¾ cup honey
  • Optional: Essential Oils such as tea tree, or Thieves (Great for boosting the immune system!) 
  1. Steep peppermint, chamomile, cinnamon, and ginger in boiling water for 10 minutes or more.
  2. Strain off water, and pour into a small saucepan.
  3. Add honey.
  4. Heat over medium heat until mixture begins to boil.
  5. Clip candy thermometer to the side of your pan.
  6. Continue boiling until mixture reaches 300ยบ.
  7. Watch carefully, it is really easy to burn when it gets this hot!
  8. Let mixture cool for 5-10 minutes, until it starts to get syrupy.
  9. At this point you can add a few drops of healing/antibacterial essential oils (this is totally optional!)
  10. Drop by small spoonfuls onto parchment paper and let cool.
  11. Dust with slippery elm bark, or at the very least, cornstarch, potato starch, or tapioca starch to absorb condensation and prevent them from sticking together in storage.
  12. Store in an airtight container.
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SRC: Find the Fugal Farm Wife's Instructions for How To Not Make A Mess, while making these Homemade Herbal Cough Drops at:

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