There is nothing more irritating than coughing when you are suffering from a cold. Your chest ends up heaving and your throat gets sore with the constant coughing. You end up with disrupted nights and you can barely talk. Often medicines take several days to help, and so it is best to find some safe remedies that can help relieve the coughing.
Here is a simple home remedy you can try out. These are cough sweets, and all you need to make them are a few ingredients that you will surely find at home. Inspired by DaveHax. Check out the video tutorial below.
- 1 Cup of sugar
- 1/2 Cup of water
- 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon of honey
- 1/2 Teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1/4 Teaspoon of ground cloves
Add a cup of sugar to half a cup of water. Then, cut a lemon in half and squeeze it so as to add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the sugar and water. Afterwards, add a tablespoon of honey as it is a great cough suppressant. Add 1/2 a teaspoon of ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves. These can easily be crushed too. Stir well over medium heat. Once it starts to simmer, stir again and reduce the heat. You need to keep stirring every now and then as it is best to leave it simmering for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Then take off the heat and let the mixture cool down for a few minutes, until it becomes thicker, like a syrup. Now you just have to put onto a baking sheet in droplets or with a piping bag, sprinkle with sugar so that they do not stick together, and enjoy these soothing sweets whenever you have a cough.
This video shows a Step by Step Guide for you: