Herbal pills are an easy-to-make, practical way to consume medicinal herbs. Formulate blends that taste good enough for children to enjoy. They are excellent for a sore throat; make them with antiviral herbs that help fight infection. Sucking on them is by itself soothing to the throat.
Making herbal pills is a good project to do with children, who are more prone to take their medicine if they’ve had a hand in making it. Carob or cocoa powder is added to make these pill balls tasty as well as effective. Licorice root powder or opened capsules could also be used to make a licorice pill.
1. Place powdered herbs in a bowl and mix with a few drops of water and enough honey (or maple syrup) to make a sticky paste.
2. Thicken the mixture with carob or unsweetened cocoa powder to form a thick, smooth paste. Knead until smooth.
3. Break off small bits of dough and roll them into small, pill-size balls. You can roll the pills in carob or cocoa powder for a finished look, if you like.
4. Dry the pills in a dehydrator, or place them on a cookie sheet and dry them in the oven at a low temperature (around 150 degrees, or with just the oven light on). Sun-dry them in warm, dry weather.
5. Once dried, these pills will keep indefinitely. Store in a glass jar in a cool, dark location.
Try this recipe - Make Throat Soothers: Licorice-Ginger Pills
Combine the powers of licorice and ginger with these tasty Licorice-Ginger Pills. This homemade remedy is tasty and soothing for those with sore throats.