If you are pregnant, or if you ever have been, you will know the nausea that can go with it only too well, particularly in the mornings for many women. And you may be amazed to learn that a simple lollipop can ease such symptoms! You can buy such pops on the internet, but the large quantities of sugar as well as the other ingredients may put you off. However, you can make your very own lollipops with just a few basic ingredients, outlined below.
Among the ingredients, you will find ginger, which helps neutralise stomach acidity and relaxes the muscles in the area (thus helping ease nausea). The recipe also contains mint, whose fresh taste is always welcome in the case of nausea, and which also calms stomach aches. And finally, the apple cider vinegar on its own is an effective natural remedy for nausea, and it is possible to drink it on its own to ease this irritating problem. Furthermore, it balances the sugars that the honey brings to the mixture.
What you need:
- 60 mls of apple cider vinegar
- 5 g of mint leaves
- 170 g of honey
- 0.5 g of grated ginger
- A silicon lollipop mold and lollipop sticks
- A jar to store them
- Optional: a sweets thermometer
1) Put the apple cider vinegar and the mint into a blender. Blend them for a few minutes, until the mint is finely chopped.
2) Pour this mixture into a small pot and add the honey and the ginger. Heat it on a low heat, stirring it well, and boil the honey mix until it reaches 150°C.
3) Pour a few drops of the honey mix into a bowl of iced water. If it becomes as hard as a boiled sweet, it is time to take your mixture off the heat. If you don’t have a sweets thermometer to check the temperature, you can repeat this test until the honey reaches the required state.
4) Pour the mixture into the mold and add the lollipop sticks. If you don’t have a special mold, place the sticks on a silicone tray or a non stick surface, and pour the mixture on to them.
5) Leave them to go hard at room temperature, and afterwards store them in a jar in the fridge (which prevents the lollipops from becoming sticky).