Homemade throat candy: what is the recipe?
Making candies with simple and natural ingredients is easy and fun!
After all, when we suffer from a cough or sore throat, we often buy candies or other preparations at herbal stores or pharmacies.
These are certainly effective, but much can also be done by natural home remedies and thus the candies we prepare at home with the simplest ingredients.
Which ones are the most useful for throat wellness?
Lemon, but also mint, anise and ginger!
How to make homemade candies, then?
Cough and sore throat candies can be made with many homemade ingredients.
These candies are made with sugar, honey, lemon peel, eucalyptus, star anise, cinnamon, licorice root and many other ingredients. In short, you are spoiled for choice.
By the way, being homemade with natural ingredients, these candies are also perfect for children and the elderly because they have no side effects or contraindications.
Avoid, however, taking them in excessive quantities because some ingredients may have laxative effects.
If you already suffer from these problems, then check the properties of the individual ingredients used to make the candies.
Homemade hard candies with honey and lemon
- 4 tablespoons water
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- very small molds
To prepare these homemade candies, add sugar, water and lemon juice to a small saucepan.
Then put the saucepan on the stove and, while continuing to stir with a spoon, melt the sugar thoroughly.
When it starts to boil, add the honey.
Continue to cook over a low flame, stirring constantly, for about 20 minutes until the sugar caramelizes.
When the sugar turns amber in color, remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the syrup into the molds.
Let cool and place the molds in the freezer.
When they have cooled well, remove the candies from the molds, wrap them in baking paper, and then store them in an airtight jar.
Recipe of sugar-free honey candy
A diet variant of the previous one are sugar-free honey candies.
To prepare them, you will need:
- 1/4 cup of honey
- half a teaspoon of milk
- baking paper
To prepare these homemade candies, pour the honey and milk into a small saucepan, stirring well.
Heat over medium heat, and when the mixture turns amber, remove from the heat.
Then pour the caramelized honey onto the baking paper with a spoon, creating candy drops.
Finally, use the baking paper to package the candies and then store them in an airtight jar.
These candies have the same effect as those we buy at the pharmacy!
Aniseed throat candy
To prepare these homemade cough and sore throat candies you will need:
- 5 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 tablespoon anise syrup
- 1 teaspoon oil (evo)
- 1 drop of blue food coloring
To prepare them, put sugar and anise syrup in a small saucepan; anise is among the most useful natural remedies for sore throats.
Then, place the saucepan on the stove and bring to a boil.
Remove from the heat and add the dye, stirring well.
Next, grease a plate with a tiny bit of oil and pour the sugar on it.
As soon as it becomes warm, cut the sugar into squares with a knife, wait for it to cool and then wrap the candies with baking paper.
Finally, store the candies in the airtight jar.
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