As most of us know, sage is very helpful if you have a sore throat so I tried to make homemade sage cough drops a few days ago. Instead of sage you can also use every other flavour you like and even add some colouring!
For example here are some other herbs and their uses:
- Peppermint – expectorant, decongestant and mild painreliever
- Eucalyptus – relieves congestion
- Licorice – anti-viral, chest and throat soother
- Chamomile – womens health (contains spiroether, a very strong antispasmodic agent that relaxes aching, tense muscles and alleviates premenstrual pain),digestive tonic, beautiful skin and hair,
As a matter of fact it was really easy to do and the drops ended up being really yummy and so I wanted to share the recipe I used.
What you will need:
- 100gr sugar
- 10gr fresh sage
- 1 knife or blender
- a sauce pan or a small pot
- baking paper
- 1-2 spoons
How to proceed:
- Cut the sage in very small pieces (you might as well use the blender, thats how I did it)
- Put the sugar into the pot and melt it on a low heat until it liquifies (at first it will be a transparent liquid but it will soon start to turn yellow/golden) Now everything has to go fast!
- Put the sage into the pot and mix it with the melted sugar
- Take the pot from the stove
- With the aid of the spoon drop the mixture on the baking paper (the drips should already have the size of the sweets you want to make)
- The next step is more difficult because you might burn your fingers (you can also omit it if you want): take the sweets (they should already be slightly cooler) and roll them between your hands to form small balls (I waited to long and couldn’t really form homogenous balls anymore 😉 )