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Natural cough syrup with onion and honey

27 marzo, 2024

It is natural cough syrup It’s my go-to recipe when I feel a tickle in the back of my throat that signals a cough. It’s so easy to make using just two common household ingredients!

Properties of onion in natural cough syrup

Las onions They are one of the best superfoods and one that most people will have in their pantry. Not only are they rich in vitamin C and have been shown to have antibacterial and antiviral properties, but, along with garlic and ginger, they are also said to be natural expectorants that can help relieve dry coughs. That’s why people tend to drink ginger tea when they have a cold.

I find that this natural cough syrup It is particularly effective and nips persistent cough in the bud. The expectorant qualities of onions help loosen mucus and clear it from your lungs whenever you cough. It is a simple and economical way to calm cold symptoms. In case of serious symptoms or illnesses, always consult your GP or health professional.

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Properties of honey in natural cough syrup

Honey It’s also a natural expectorant and can also help soothe a sore throat from coughing, so it really is the perfect companion to onion in this natural cough syrup. Use raw honey for maximum health benefits, but remember not to give it to a baby under 12 months old, as honey can be potentially toxic to them.

Adding honey to onion juice also sweetens the syrup, which can help if you find the flavor of raw onion too strong. A splash of fresh lemon juice into the syrup can also help enhance the flavor. Of course, if raw onion is your thing, then feel free to eat it straight next time you feel a cough, although there may be other side effects to deal with!

I find that taking a teaspoon of this natural cough syrup during the day is enough to relieve my symptoms. You can make a large batch and it should keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Here’s what you’ll need for this natural cough syrup:


300 g chopped red onion

4-5 tablespoons of raw, liquid honey

Fresh lemon juice (optional, to taste)

And this is what you will need to do:

Peel and chop the onion and place it in a container with a lid.

Drizzle over the honey and stir until all the onion is coated.

Cover the container and let it sit for a day, allowing the onion juice to infuse with the honey.

Strain the liquid, discard the onion and store it in a covered container in the refrigerator.