Saturday, July 24, 2010

Onion Syrup for coughs

Don't panic people. It's not as bad as it sounds, it's cheap, easy and IT WORKS.

I don't believe in most cough medicines because they just don't work AND even though they don't work they have horrible things in them that you can't ingest if you are under two or pregnant. Which sucks.

So it's winter and I probably should have posted this before but sometimes I forget I don't have ESP.

You need -

An onion or two
Honey (Manuka is good but any will do)
2 jars with wide necks.
A knife and a chopping board.

Slice the onion thinly.
Wash the jars thoroughly. Dribble a couple of teaspoons of honey in the bottom.
Layer about 2 cms of sliced onion, then a layer of honey.
Repeat till you are out of onions, squashing down the layers as best you can.
Put in the fridge overnight or for a good few hours.

Strain off the liquid, or just tip the liquid from one jar to another - whatever. Leave the onions behind.

Take a teaspoon full whenever you need - safe for children and preggos.

The astringent qualities of the onion will infuse into the honey and you will barely taste the onion at all. It reduces the frequency of the cough and is great for chest infections.

Onions are awesome for everything by the way...


Tina said...

I first heard about this a couple of years ago when a family friend was visiting. One of our kids had a cough and we had run out of cough syrup so our friend made some up and, while I was very skeptical, it worked. And it mustn't have tasted too bad because our child took it with no fuss.