Ingredients:

  • 2 c. turbinado sugar (You can replace with stevia for a healthier option!)
  • 1 c. strong herbal tea (see below)
  • 3/4 c. honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 t essential oils

Directions:

Some herbs that are good for cough drops (expectorant, antimicrobial, mucilaginous) include Elecampane, Thyme, Sage, Echinacea, Marshmallow, Angelica, Elder Flowers, Mullein and Comfrey.

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals!

I throw all the roots in a pot and simmer these for about 30 minutes then throw in the leafy herbs and simmer some more. I start with about 1 quart of water. After the herbs have simmered for 10 minutes or so I cool it down and strain out the herbs, then put the tea back on the stove and simmer until the volume of liquid is reduced to 1 cup.

When the tea is finished, combine it with the sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved then lower heat and cook without stirring until the temperature reaches 300 degree. This takes a long time! When the mixture reaches 300 degrees remove it from the heat and stir in your essential oils. I used Peppermint and Eucalyptus. Most of the oil evaporates quickly so I add the oil, stir briefly then pour the syrup onto a baking sheet.



The syrup immediately begins to harden. As soon as I can touch it and pull up the edges I start cutting strips and snipping them into little pieces. You have to work fast. I got behind on one batch and had to put chunks in a bag and crack them into pieces.

Note: These turn out a lot like the ricola cough drops.

Natural Remedies for Cold, Flu Symptoms:

Beta Glucan – Natural immune system booster to strengthen immune system health and protect the body against viral and bacterial infections
Mucus-Clear – Homeopathic remedy reduces phlegm and thick mucus plus relieves throat congestion
InstaClear Sinus Relief – Herbal remedy instantly clears sinus congestion
SinusSoothe – Homeopathic medicine for temporarily relieving sinus pressure and nasal congestion
Immu-Stay – Natural supplement boosts the immune system

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