Homemade Propolis & Raw Honey Cough Drops

Homemade Propolis & Raw Honey Cough Drops

With the season of colds and flu upon us, it also means that you might be battling a sore throat. 

For many years, raw honey has been used to cure a sore throat. Because of its antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties, it helps to get rid of viral infections. It's also anti-inflammatory properties reduce swelling and inflamed glands by soothing irritation.

Propolis is also a fantastic natural antibiotic and can be effective in fighting against many bacteria. We recently wrote another great blog post about 6 Ways to Boost Your Health With Propolis and all of its great benefits.  

To help you out a little more, we've whipped up a simple recipe for a tried-and-true treatment that is sure to help soothe that scratchy throat featuring our Raw Honey and Propolis Extract.

Homemade Propolis & Raw Honey Cough Drops

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Steep peppermint, chamomile, and cinnamon in boiling water for 10 minutes or more.
  2. Strain off water, and pour into a small saucepan.
  3. Add Stakich Ginger Enriched Raw Honey.
  4. Heat over medium heat until mixture begins to boil.
  5. Clip candy thermometer to the side of your pan. 
  6. Continue boiling until mixture reaches 300º.
  7. Make sure to watch carefully, it is really easy to burn when it gets this hot!
  8. Let mixture cool for 5-10 minutes, until it starts to get syrupy.
  9. Add in the drops of Stakich Propolis Extract 
  10. Drop by small spoonfuls onto parchment paper and let cool.
  11. Dust with potato starch, cornstarch or tapioca starch to absorb condensation and prevent them from sticking together in storage.
  12. Store in an airtight container.

📸: Tasty Ever After

 




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