We all love winter, but only when it snows and you’re watching from a warm spot inside through a window. In reality, the blistering cold is not that pleasant, and winter also brings several ailments in tow. The flu and colds are most common and they often spread at an alarming rate. There are many meds to treat both, of course, but most of these store-bought products aren’t great for our health. Luckily, there is a way to beat colds and the flu naturally.
Ever tried those lozenges that can soothe a sore throat? They taste and look great, but what you didn’t know is that they’re full of preservatives and artificial colors that are destroying your health. And, why buy them at all when you can make your own natural lozenges at home?
We’ll show you how to make your own using coconut oil, honey, and cinnamon. All three ingredients can treat a variety of ailments and taste great. Thanks to them, you’ll make much better cough drops that won’t just soothe your throat – they’ll strengthen your immune system as well.
Health Benefits of the Ingredients
A powerful antibacterial and antiseptic remedy, honey can treat coughs better than most drugs. Many recommend it as the best over-the-counter medicine, especially because of its ability to destroy bacteria and coat the throat to provide relief.
In this recipe, it acts as the binding agent that gives the cough drops their flavor.
Coconut oil has a myriad of health benefits. It can reinforce your immune system, soothe a sore throat with ease, and treat a variety of other ailments as well. It has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a perfect base for these cough drops.
Cinnamon is more than just a sweet spice. For example, did you know that it has antibacterial properties? Thanks to the presence of cinnamate, cinnamic, cinnamaldehyde, flavonoids, and antioxidants, it can boost your immune system like nothing else.
Plus, it contains special oils that can prevent a variety of ailments. And yes, it does give the cough drops a special taste.
Homemade Cough Drops
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
Beat the coconut oil in a bowl with a mixer, then add the honey and whip them both. You should get a homogenous mix to which you should add the cinnamon. Mix again for everything to combine and pour the mix in a small ice cube tray.
Freeze the drops for a few hours and use them as needed.