Finally, add a quarter of a spoon of ground cloves. If you don’t have ground cloves, you can take dry ones and crush them yourselves. Cloves help to reduce phlegm, they have antiseptic properties and are packed full with antioxidants.
Turn on the heat and give it a good stir. When the pan starts to simmer, give it a stir again and put it on a low heat. You will need to leave it simmering for about 15-20 minutes, making sure you stir it regularly.
While you are waiting, take a baking tray and line it with baking paper. After about 15-20 minutes, take the pan off the heat and let it cool down for a few minutes. Then it should be thick, dark and syrupy. Then it is ready to pour onto the baking paper to make little sweets. Use a spoon and be careful not to burn yourself because it is very hot.
Let them cool down for 20 minutes and cover them with a dusting of powdered icing sugar. This will stop them sticking together. Take them off the paper and make sure they all are well coated.
Now you have your own homemade natural cough sweets. They taste great and really help. Also, you can add a couple of the sweets into a cup of hot water, let them dissolve and take it as a drink.