I was alarmed by the agonizing look on DD'S face when she returned from university today. What is it? I asked her is every thing ok? Yes, I just have an extremely sore throat and blocked sinuses.
So my worst fear has come to life, autumn has started to show its effects in the form of sore throats and colds. I headed right into the kitchen to make some turmeric and ginger tea for her. By the time she sipped her ginger tea she already started to feel better. An hour passed by and she was back to the starting point.
So I started making the second cup of ginger tea. My daughter has actually suffered from severe asthma until she was 14 years of age. Thank God we both defeated this horrible desease, actually we are both warriors. With my day and night research on a natural cure and her taking my advice with reluctance and some optimism asthma was gone for ever. So whenever she has a sore throat I am worried that her asthma might return if I don't take care for her properly. There is always a hidden fear at the back of my mind.
While making the second cup of tea an idea struck my mind. Why not make some homemade turmeric and ginger lozenges for her so that I don't have to make the ginger and turmeric tea for her again and again. Yes, I could have made a big pot but I prefer making fresh tea evey time. So with a recipe for turmeric and ginger lozenges in mind along with making use of my rusted knowledge of herbal science I succeeded in making a batch of these homemade DIY throat lozenges.
These turmeric and ginger throat lozenges are made from all natural ingredients and help keep the throat moist thus easing a sore throat and may help in the expulsion of mucous from the throat. I have used rock candy to make these sore throat lozenges but you can replace it with an equal amount of sugar in the recipe. Apart from using turmeric and ginger I have also used licorice tea to execute this recipe. All three ingredients have benefits which are described below.
|rock candy or sugar||100g|
|ginger juice||1 tsp|
|licorice tea||1/4 cup|
|icing sugar||as needed|
Mix the rock candy along with water, ginger juice and turmeric powder. Also add the licorice tea if using.
Cook until the sugar candy is completely dissolved and the mixture begans to thicken. as shown in the picture.
Drop the candy into the round moulds with the help of a spoon. The candy will be transparent but will become opaque after being coated with icing sugar.