Here is a recipe for you that offers an alternative to throat lozenges and is free from chemicals, toxins and refined sugar, but is packed to the brim with health giving properties.
Necessity is the mother of invention, and we were struck down with two little ones who had VERY sore throats this week, which made it hard to eat and sleep.
So I did some research to find what I had in my cupboard that might soothe and even promote healing.
There was heaps: Ginger, Onions, Lemons, Oregano Oil, Garlic, and raw Honey to name a few. These natural remedies are packed with healing enzymes that assist with easing congestion, inflammation, mucous buildup, as well as bringing heaps of vitamins and minerals to the table.
I found a recipe for a sweet honey lemon tea, and the kids weren't loving it, so I added grass fed gelatin (we use Great Lakes red can), and poured the mixture into moulds, and OOH they said, NOW it tastes SO GOOD (it tastes exactly the same...).
Kids love jellies.
End of story.
1/2 cup Rooibos tea (you can use regular tea, but I like caffeine free tea from my homeland of South Africa)
3 T cup Great Lakes gelatin
3 T raw honey or Manuka Honey
3 T freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
Warm all the ingredients together in a milk pan on the stove, until the gelatin and honey have melted (don't boil or you'll destroy the health giving properties of the honey). I usually pour the liquid on top of the gelatin, and once the gelatin has hydrated a bit, I add the honey: it seems to mix better without getting lumpy.
Pour the liquid into moulds (I use silicon moulds, I feel it is safe to use, as in won't leach chemicals into the food, since the mixture is only warm not hot. You could pour the liquid into a glass dish and cut it into squares once it's set)
Put it in the fridge for 20 minutes, until the jellys have set, and pop them out.
Store in a glass container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
I give my kids a jelly every 2 to 3 hours to help with sore throats or congestion.