Ginger & Honey Throat Lozenges

As many of you know I am now studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy, which means a lot of fun experimenting with tinctures and herbs. This is just one of the many things I have learnt to make since returning to uni.

I'm not sure about you, but I actually hate buying throat lozenges. The natural ones blow a hole in the wallet and any of the cheaper lozenges... well they are cheap for a reason. With my nutrition background, safe to say I had a lot of fun with this recipe so you guys can DIY your own. 

Enjoy

S xx

Ginger Decoction Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 60g fresh ginger, grated

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 8-10 minutes or until very frequent.
  2. Tip: the longer you leave this the better.

Lozenges Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of ginger devotion (make sure you get some of the actual ginger pieces in here.
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey (Manuka honey for extra immune support)
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp olive oil (immune booster)

Instructions: 

  1. Lightly coat a 12-piece silicon mold ice tray with some olive oil.
  2. Place the ginger liquid, coconut sugar, honey and cream of tartar in a saucepan over a medium heat and stir until it comes to a boil. Once boiling, turn down to simmer for 10 - 15min.
  3. At the 10min mark do the 'crack test' to see if ready. Simply drip a small amount in ice water with a teaspoon. If it turns to toffee immediately it's ready. If not, keep simmering for another 5min and try again.
  4. When this stage has been reached, take off the boil and evenly pour the mixture into the silicon mold.
  5. Place the mold in the freezer and allow to chill. Turn out the mold and store the lozenges in a glass container in the fridge. Separate the layers with some baking to prevent from sticking.
  6. Use as needed when you have a cold or flu.