Onions and honey have amazing medicinal value and can stop a cold or cough in its tracks! This is an especially good recipe for children, although remember no honey for kids until they are at least one year old.
So why is this combination so good?
Onions have amazing health benefits. They provide protection for your heart and blood vessels, lower your risk of a variety of cancers, help prevent bacterial infections and last but not least, onions have significant anti-inflammatory benefits.
Onion and honey are both active against some microbes, including Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas and Candida (West Indian Medical Journal, Sept., 2003). These are pathogens commonly found in the throat or pharynx and often associated with sore throats or infections that cause cough.
There are plenty of ways to use honey medicinally. Similar to onions, honey contains flavonoids which help reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease. Honey is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and of course, honey reduces coughs and soothes sore throats.
Honey Onion Syrup
- Organic onion
- Raw Local Honey
- Garlic (optional)
- Slice onion and garlic place in pot.
- Cover liberally with honey.
- Warm honey mixture until onions becomes soft. You should be able to taste the onions in the honey, if not warm for another 10 minutes.
- Store in glass jar and keep in your refrigerator
- 1/2 to 1 Tsp as a preventative measure or at the first sign of a cold.
- If you already have a cold, take 1 Tsp. 3-4 times a day to speed recovery.
Notes: The syrup can be kept for several weeks to a month in the refrigerator