Flu hits millions of people every year. However, this year seems to be a nasty virus that attacks a lot of people, leaving them with chronic laryngitis.
When dealing with laryngitis, also known as hoarse voice, the most important thing is to rest your voice so you can be able to speak again. But, laryngitis comes alongside sore throat and you need to take something to alleviate those needles and pins felt in your throat.
I already had the flu twice this year, only that the last one left me without a voice. I literally sound like a talking donkey and I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. So, in order to repair my horse voice I’ve prepared some homemade lozenges, because the ones you can find in pharmacies left a bad taste in my mouth.
These homemade lozenges are really soothing and tasteful! I take one or two every time my throat hurts or my voice starts to change.
- 1 cup of hot ginger tea, strongly brewed
- 1/2 cup of raw honey
- the juice of one large lemon
1. Combine the strongly brewed ginger tea, with the lemon juice and the raw honey in a tall saucepan on the stove. (choose a high saucepan because it will begin to foam and rise above the edges of a lower pan).
2. Turn the burner to high heat and bring the entire mixture to a rapid boil. Insert a candy thermometer that attaches to the side of the pan, being careful not to touch the bottom of the pan but rest just above it. Bring the mixture to 300 degrees F.
3. Once it reaches 300 degrees F remove from burner immediately and pour into silicone molds.
4. Allow to “set” or “cool” in silicone pan for 1-2 hours. You may need to go longer if you are experiencing high humidity in your area.
How to use:
You can take one every time you feel the need to soothe your hurting throat or when your voice is becoming horse.
As a matter of fact, you can add one of these homemade lozenges in your cup of tea in the morning.