Recipe for Organic Herbal Cough Drops

Ingredients and Supplies:

  • Candy thermometer and candy mold
  • 2 ½ cups filtered water
  • 2 cups raw, unfiltered organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon each of the following herbs: slippery elm, chamomile, eucalyptus leaves, licorice root and mullein

Optional ingredients: different natural flavorings like cinnamon bark or lemon rind; small amount of natural food color if you prefer


Boil 2 ½ cups water in a saucepan and add herbs, steeping and letting simmer. Strain. Add the honey and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until it reaches 300 degrees. Pour liquid into candy molds and let cool completely.

Once completely cooled, remove from the molds and wrap individually in wax paper. Store in an airtight canister or container.