Oh, the Dreaded Common Cold....

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There are lots of natural ways to keep your body and immune system strong throughout the year. Things like nutrition/foods, lifestyle, and habits.

But, getting sick is still a possibility.

Earlier this week I shared with you my best tips to help you prevent getting sick, and how to recover quickly… naturally.

Now I have a recipe for a natural cough remedy, free of drug store medications.

Recipe (Throat soothing): Honey Lemon Ginger Cough Drops

½ cup honey
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp freshly grated ginger root

Instructions:

  • Put ingredients into a small saucepan.

  • Stir frequently until it becomes foamy. Be careful because the honey can burn easily.

  • Remove from heat and continue to stir until the foam reduces.

  • Put the saucepan back on the heat.

  • Repeat this until a candy thermometer reads 300F.

  • Drop a bit into a glass of ice water. If the mixture forms a hard, crunchy ball, it's ready! If not, keep stirring and heating for another minute or two and try with the ice water again.

  • Once a hard ball forms from a drop into the ice water, let the saucepan cool until the foam has reduced.

  • Drizzle the candy into a candy mold or onto oiled parchment paper.

  • Let cool at room temperature until the cough drops are hard.

  • Pop out of the mold or break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.

Tip: You can sprinkle them with vitamin C powder to keep them from sticking together.