Our mouths are a temple of magnificence. Did you know that saliva contains a painkiller stronger than morphine? No wonder kissing is so goddamn enjoyable. This ‘home-brew’ morphine is called opiorphin. Sadly we only produce reasonable amounts of opiorphin, but even a small bit can be mind-blowingly effective.
When we chew, we produce more saliva, and with it, more home-brew painkiller (horrah!). This can help explain why eating often alleviates a sore throat. A delicious paradox?
These simple cough drops (video below) are enough to ramp up your salivary defenses. Each one is designed to elicit a decent dose of GYO analgesic substances. On top of that, there’s a swag of sonic fresh ingredients – raw honey, organic virgin coconut oil, turmeric, ginger, probiotics. They put the super into superfood.
So give them a go. Here’s a video of the recipe I made with Bio Kult #collaboration. Aside from all that nutritional yahyah, they taste pretty cosmic.
Makes 20-30, depending on ice cube tray
1 small finger of fresh turmeric, peeled
Thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled
3-5 rough tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
125g jar of raw honey
Up to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
Twist of black pepper (adults only)
8 capsules multi-strain live bacteria supplement (I used Bio-Kult)
1 Finely grate the peeled ginger and turmeric and add to the bowl of a food processor. I find this process easier when using frozen ginger and frozen turmeric as it tends to be less fibrous. It’s not an exact science, so leave out the turmeric if it’s tricky to find, or add more/less ginger to suit your taste buds.
2 Tumble in remaining ingredients and whip together until the mixture resembles body balm. Taste and see if you like it – adjust the spices to suit your preferences.
3 Using a plastic knife, spread the mixture into a silicone ice cube tray and freeze until set. You can transfer the lozenges into a marked glass jar and store in the freezer until needed. Then pop one in your mouth and party.