April 21, 2017

How to prepare homemade cough drops?

Cough is a defence mechanism of the organism to fight against a variety of external agents. 

It occurs as a side effect of colds, flu, allergies and respiratory infections.

In addition to standard cough syrup, try to make at home delicious cough drops !


To prepare cough drops it will be required only 3 ingredients, and they are so delicious that children will be willing to take.

You will be required:

- 3.5 oz (100 g) of sugar

- Half a teaspoon of ginger powder

- One teaspoon of lemon juice

- Silicone moulds, toothpicks

Preparation: 

In a small saucepan, put sugar and gently warm up on the stove under constant stirring, until sugar is completely melted. 

When the sugar melts and gets light brown, add ginger and lemon juice. Continue to boil for a few minutes while stirring.

When the mass gets golden brown color that is darker than the initial color, it means that the mixture is getting done and it is time to remove from the heat.

To prepare cough drops it will be required only 3 ingredients, and they are so delicious that children will be willing to take

Pour the hot mixture into lubricated silicone molds (for candy, muffins) and put in the freezer for half an hour.

If you want to surprise your children, instead of candy, you can add extension in form of toothpick while the mass is still hot, so you get a lollipop.


Consumption and effect: 

Children should eat 3-4 cough drops on a day.