Do-It-Yourself Onion Cough Syrup
If you’re concerned about the safety of over-the-counter cough syrups, you’re not alone.
So here is my simple solution for you and yours during this wintery, sore-throat, cough, cold, and flu season.
My DIY Onion Cough Syrup is a wonderful anti-microbial syrup to soothe coughs and sore throats. It is useful on its own or as a base for adding other tinctures. I keep some on hand for the cold and flu season and often add other herbs to make a medicinal cough treatment. It’s very easy to make and great for adults as well as children. Give it a try this season!
- Slice one medium onion thinly
- Using one cup of sugar, create layers of onion/sugar/onion/sugar in a large glass jar.
- Allow to sit for two days.
- Strain out onion.
- Bottle the remaining mixture in an amber jar.
- Store in a cool place (cool cupboard or fridge).
- Use ½ to 1 tsp 3x/day for cough.
To make medicinal syrups for flu or lung conditions, add thyme, licorice, andrographis, echinacea, wild cherry bark, or mullein. Add equal parts tincture to syrup (ie: 10mL tincture + 10mL syrup) for best results.
What do you do to soothe sore throats at your house? Please share in the comments section below!