Cold season is in full swing in my house I was struggling to find relief for my son who has had a horrible cold for darn near three weeks! I scoured the net and ended up creating a 100% Natural Cough Suppressant for my three-year old that he would actually like! It consists of two ingredients: Honey and Lemon.
The health benefits of honey are endless including as a cough suppressant. In a study done by the Mayo Clinic, it appeared to be as effective as a common cough suppressant ingredient, dextromethorphan, in typical over-the-counter doses. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that using local honey is best. Lemons have strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers! They contain many substances that promote immunity and fight infection (citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene).
1-2 Cups Honey
Juice From 1 Lemon
(you can also drop a small bit of honey into cold water, if it turns into a hard ball its ready)
(can go without and make lozenges)
(optional, slowly pouring the honey onto one end of the stick on parchment paper will work also)
Boil honey for approximately 12 minutes, it needs to reach approximately 300 degrees for a hard candy, if it boils too long it will burn and taste disgusting (trust me, I know).
As soon as it comes to temperature remove it from heat and add the lemon juice.
Pour into molds or onto parchment paper.
Let cool and enjoy!