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October 23, 2016
Did you know that many the old fashioned candies we are familiar with started out as remedies for mild ailments like sore throats and digestive troubles?
When marshmallows were first created by Egyptians, they used extracts from the marshmallow plant, Althaea officinalis, which was used as a remedy for sore throats.
Hard candies made with spices were carried around in the Middle Ages to help people digest their food.
Some of today's candies are following in the same tradition. When you develop a sore throat or have a hint of nausea, sucking on a hard candy can help keep your mouth and throat moist which will make you feel more comfortable. Think of it as a great excuse to indulge your sweet tooth.
Here are 3 products that you can find here online or at the Shoppe to help ease your way through winter:
Spicy Ginger Hard Candy
Ginger promotes the secretion of various digestive juices/enzymes that help neutralize stomach acid. It's one of the best way to soothe an upset tummy.
Assorted Herbs Hard Candy
This variety of hard candies is made with herbal ingredients that will help with the sniffles and sneezes. Ingredients include menthol, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, lemon, ginger, and sage.
Black Licorice Hard Candy
Made with real licorice root which is purposed to help heal coughs and congestion. It also aids with nausea and vomiting as well as heartburn and acid reflux.
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