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How to Make Natural Cough Syrup, Throat Soothing Too!

Why Does This Cough Syrup Work?
This Honey & Onion cough syrup has been one of my favorite cough remedies for many years. Store-bought cough syrups contain high levels of sugar and alcohol that do not do anything to help solve the problem. The chemicals they contain cause side effects.

One of the reasons I love this simple cough syrup so much is not only does it soothe a cough, but the combination of the onion and honey actually helps your body get better! It also tastes really good—it’s not unpleasant at all.

How to Make Onion-Honey Cough Syrup
Ingredients for Onion-Honey Cough Syrup
Half a red onion, cut into 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces

Organic Honey

Slow Directions for Onion-Honey Cough Syrup
**Even though this method is slower, I like it better than the fast method. You retain the nutrients from both the onion and honey because they are not affected by heat. If you need this syrup fast, you might want to make some using both methods at the same time—then you’ll have ready made syrup from the slow method.

1. Place about an inch tall section of onion pieces into a wide mouth pint jar. I used a quart-size jar, and that’s fine, but it is easier to get to the syrup with a pint-sized jar.

2. Now drizzle a bit of honey over the top. Like a glaze.

3. Now put some more onions on top.

4. Repeat the honey drizzle.

5. Keep repeating until the onions are all in the jar, and the honey is just barely covering. I tend to put WAY too much honey in mine. You just need to barely cover the onions, as they will rise to the top anyway.

6. Cover with a lid and let sit overnight.

7. After a few hours, you’ll find an amazing liquid on top! It’s oniony but sweet, and it is Uh-Mazing for soothing a sore throat and calming an irritating cough.

Onions are well known for their medicinal benefits and helping to cure flu and cold quickly. When combined with the honey (also a well-known antibacterial and super soothing for irritated tissues), you have a wonderful-tasting, soothing cough syrup!

Faster Directions for Honey Onion Cough Syrup:
If you need this cough syrup right away, here is a fast stove-top option. For this option, you can add some garlic, too, if you like. The chemicals in the garlic are very powerful, too. It won’t taste as good, but will be very effective.

Using a whole onion (or more, if you need more), slice it into thin slices and place them in a deep pan. Cover the onions with honey, just until the onions are barely covered.

Now heat the mixture on LOW until the onions are soft and mushy. The honey should taste strongly of onions.

Note: The bad thing about heating honey is it will kill any of the good organisms in it. However, if you need the syrup quickly, this is a great option!

You can strain off the liquid, but I just leave the whole mixture intact and keep getting the syrup as I need it.


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