Choosing Herbs for Cough Drops
- Friday, 22 October 2010
The first thing about making herbal cough drops is deciding which herbs to include. April gave many suggestions, but she didn’t mention an old favorite – the reason why many commercial cough drops are cherry flavored – wild cherry bark. Here are two links to wild cherry bark and why it has proved itself historically to be so useful for coughs. Native Americans knew that the inner bark of wild cherry trees was useful for treating lung ailments. So I want wild cherry bark to be the main ingredient in my herbal cough drops.