Homemade Slippery Elm Lozenges For Cough and Sore Throat.
Slippery elm lozenges are really simple to make, easy for children to help with, and are extremely effective. They can be made with just 3 ingredients; typically slippery elm powder, strong tea, and raw honey, though you can certainly add a multitude of other ingredients to the mix to ease discomfort accompanied by colds, coughs, and flu. They are very transportable (just throw em’ in a reusable tin) and are usually well received by most, even small children.
Slippery elm has been used by Native Americans and the settlers of early America as an important herbal remedy for both healing and nourishment. It’s moistening properties clear heat, settle acidity, and treat inflammation in the bladder, colon, kidneys, lungs, and stomach.
Slippery Elm’s most known use is for cough and other chest complaints. It’s ability to coat the throat and soothe even the hoarsest cough goes without saying how effective this remedy truly is. It’s a must-have for your home herbal remedy kit.
How to Make Slippery Elm Lozenges
Homemade Slippery Elm Lozenges – Just 3 Ingredients!
These are the easiest and fastest way to make these lozenges and they work great!
Loving Preparation – Slippery Elm Lozenges
• Add the slippery elm powder into a large bowl
• Put 2 TB of raw local honey into your ¼ cup measuring cup
• Pour some freshly brewed tea or hot water into the measuring cup to dissolve the honey
• Pour the sweetened tea over the slippery elm powder
• Use a fork or your hands to mix the ingredients well
• Roll into small balls about the size of a marble (you can make quite a few)
• Roll the balls into some extra slippery elm powder to coat them
• Keep in the freezer, dehydrate (I love this dehydrator), let dry on their own, or just eat like candy =)
Don’t feel like making your own? You can buy slippery elm lozenges here.
[yumprint-recipe id=’71’]Optional Ingredients–
• Cacao powder
• Rose petal powder
• Mallow powder (you can empty capsules for this)
• Sage powder
• Bee pollen
• Bee balm
• Elderflower (you can grind the flowers in a coffee grinder)
• Osha root
• Herbal infused honeys (learn to to make them here)
• Vanilla extract
• Superfood/green powders (I like this one)
• Vitamin C powder
You can get all of the amazing herbs listed above at my favorite one stop shop for the highest quality herbs at MountainRoseHerbs.com
How to Use Slippery Elm Lozenges
Slippery elm is nourishing and very safe to ingest. When feeling a dry or hoarse cough coming on, suck on these pastilles until completely dissolved to soothe coughs and sore throats.
It will help soothe irritation and dryness.
Slippery elm lozenges can also be used for stomach upset including
• Acidic/sour stomach
• Digestive upset
• Diarrhea (because these things happen)
• Irritated bowel Can be used for children 2 and up.
Hope you enjoy!
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