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Grandma’s Cough Drops

This is very old recipe, so it’s with sugar. Maybe not the healthiest recipe, but still natural, easy to make and will definitely come in handy during this transition period… Yes, sometimes even the sugar helps ๐Ÿ™‚

Famous grandma candies from roasted sugar can significantly reduce cough, especially when they’re combined with tea sage which has strong antiseptic properties and soothes inflammation of the tonsils, gums and throat.

Instructions:

Grind a teaspoon of dried sage leaves in a blender machine or blender until you get a powder.

Melt few tablespoons of sugar over low heat until you have a thick molasses. Remove it from the heat, add the sage powder, stir and take a metal spoon from the mixture and place it on a metal surface for baking – to form less flat candy. Allow the candy to cool and with blunt knife peel them off from the substrate.

cough drops

Use as needed, several times a day. Not recommended if you have diabetes.

4 thoughts on “Grandma’s Cough Drops

  • September 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm
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    What makes them the yellow & red colors?

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    • September 16, 2014 at 11:26 pm
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      Well, the original picture that my friend send me (she makes all the natural recipes) was too small and blurry, so I tried to find something that looks very similar. The drops she made were yellow, little darker then on this picture (from the fried sugar), and they have something reddish from the sage…
      Sorry I don’t have the picture from the original recipe, but they look something like these.

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  • September 17, 2014 at 8:16 am
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    Maybe a different kind sugar like turbinado, or sucanat, might work since they have some minerals and stuff in them.

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    • September 17, 2014 at 4:10 pm
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      The recipe doesn’t say what kind of sugar we should use, so it’s left to our creativity and knowledge. Brown sugar works as well too ๐Ÿ™‚

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