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Homemade Cough Drops With Honey And Lemon

Makes 16 cough drops. 
Calories 0kcal
Author Heather Dessinger



  • 2 large medjool dates (pitted - If you press the dates into a measuring spoon, they should equal 1 rounded tbsp. If they are small you may need to use more)
  • 1 tbsp slippery elm powder (plus more for coating the lozenges)
  • 1 ½ tsp raw honey
  • ½ tsp lemon extract
  • ¼ tsp water


  • Place all ingredients in a small bowl. Using clean hands, work them together until you have a dough. At first you may think it feels too dry and crumbly to work with, but just keep kneading with your fingers. It should form into a ball as everything combines, but if the dates were very dry it may stay crumbly. Add in water in ¼ teaspoon increments until it forms a ball.
  • Divide the ball into 16 pieces, forming each one into a ball as you go. Roll them in a small bowl of slippery elm powder to coat the outside, then place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Press each one down to flatten them a little as you go. Place in the oven at the lowest setting possible (my oven was 170°F) for six to eight hours, or until hard and dry.


Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg