We hate cough drops almost as much as we hate coughing. The ones we buy in the store either taste like candy or some kind of poison, and the throat-soothing affect of either is always a little dubious. But there are some cough drops we think we can get on board with: the homemade kind!
Sucking on a cough drop promotes the flow of saliva in the mouth, lubricating and soothing the throat and helping with the flow of the mucus. That said, some of the benefits of a cough drop can be achieved with a piece of hard candy. In fact, cough drops are made pretty much the same way hard candy is made, but with a few additions to further alleviate symptoms.
- 1 Cup of sugar
- 1/2 Cup of water
- 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon of honey
- 1/2 Teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1/4 Teaspoon of ground cloves
Tip: Let it cool and store in the fridge.