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.
How to Use Your Homemade Honey Onion Cough Syrup
Just take a teaspoon or two as needed. Obviously, honey and onions are both quite safe to use (except do NOT give this to infants under 12 months due to the honey). Frankly, I am a little addicted. lol
If you want to speed up your recovery, then continue using this syrup several times a day, even after symptoms subside.
How to Store Your Homemade Cough Syrup
You can actually keep the hot method syrup simmering away on the stove top if you like. Just be sure to keep it on slow heat and don’t let the bottom burn.
Otherwise, both syrups can be stored in the refrigerator for several days. I’ve actually used this syrup after a couple of weeks in the refrigerator, but be sure to do the sniff test first! If it tastes “off” or smells bad, do not use it. Better to be safe than sorry!
Final Thoughts On Honey & Onion Cough Syrup
This is one of my favorite home remedies ever. It’s so easy to use and make, and it is absolutely better for your body than the chemical alternatives in the stores.