Horehound Cough Drops

This recipe is from Jude's Herbal Home remedies by Jude C. Williams, M.H. and published by Llewellyn.

Simmer 1 cup of horehound leaves and 1 tablespoon of Balm of Gilead in 1 pint of water for about 15 minutes. Strain and add 2 cups of sugar. Boil until the mixture spins a thread as it comes off the spoon. Drop by the teaspoonful into cold water to form the cough drops. Remove the cough drops from the water immediately. You can roll the cough drops in powdered sugar after draining off the water. This will keep them from sticking to each other. Place in a tightly sealed container.

Experiment with different herbs to make the cough syrups or drops. You will soon find a recipe that suits you. As you prepare the mixtures, you will become more familiar with the properties of the herbs. The only way to learn anything is the hands-on approach. Don't just talk the talk. Walk the walk and become acquainted with the herbs through practical use.