It seems like sickness manages to sweep through our work and schools no matter what we do to prevent it. Indeed, it has become impossible to avoid the bug, and most of us end up catching it.
Although over-the-counter drugs may help us get over the seasonal illness, most of them are packed with ingredients and chemicals which can be detrimental to the body. But, wouldn’t you rather avoid getting sick altogether this next flu season in the first place?
The good news is that with this homemade, all-natural remedy, you can both prevent and treat this season`s cold and flu symptoms, while keeping the body clear of detrimental chemical compounds.
Homemade Natural Cough Drops
Whether you are already feeling the symptoms of a small cold or are simply taking precautions as bugs are being passed around friends and family members, these amazing, completely natural cough drops will help you fight the spreading sickness. They are quite easy to make yourself- not to even mention that are extremely pleasant to the taste. They are made with 3 simple, yet potent ingredients, most of which are probably already found in your kitchen cabinet.
Raw honey contains potent antibacterial properties which are known to help soothe a sore throat. It is known to help bring relief from an annoying cough and fight respiratory inflammation.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid, a substance which is known to kill detrimental bacteria, viruses, and fungi when ingested.
In addition to being spicy and tasty, cinnamon has been scientifically proven to help reduce inflammation in the body, provide antioxidant properties, and fight bacteria.
DIY Cough Drops Recipe Instructions
Add about 100 mL (about 7 tablespoons) of coconut oil in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a whisk until light and foamy. Once the consistency is right, start gradually stirring in about 100 grams (7 tablespoons) of the raw honey, whisking constantly until the mixture has turned into a thick paste. Season with cinnamon to your personal preference. It is recommended to mix once more to fully combine all of the ingredients. When done, you are supposed to get an evenly mixed, thick, warm colored mixture.
Fill the bottoms of ice cube trays or line a cooking sheet with wax paper and divide about quarter sized doses of the paste into rows. Freeze for half an hour to set the mixture into solid drops. Remove from the tray and keep in the fridge until use.
To prevent sickness and keep symptoms of cold and flu at bay, take a drop on a daily basis regardless of how you feel. If you have already started to feel under the weather, take additional drops for relief from mild coughs and sore throats.