Honey Onion Syrup for Colds
Syrup is a traditional way to make herbal preparations more tasty for children (adults too!) and the sweet flavor of a syrup helps to make the medicine go down, so to speak. Today we are going to introduce a simple herbal remedy for a sore, scratchy throat using the ingredients of honey and onion. It might sound like a strange combination, but we promise, it’s tasty!
Honey Onion Syrup
Take this simple syrup at the first sign of a cold. You can add garlic to the mix for an added boost and a more powerful remedy. What a great way to help someone be Prepared for Christmas and the cold winter months ahead! Make sure you give them the directions too! Because once they taste it, it will be a household staple. Save the recipe to www.ziplist.com and print a gift tag (below).
Onion is one of natures greatest anti-inflammatory troopers and is effective against many bacteria including Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella, and E. coli. It stimulates the immune system, and the essential oil is an expectorant, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anticoagulant, and has analgesic properties. The more pungent the onion the more potent its powers.
Honey has been known for its healing properties for thousands of years – the Ancient Greeks used it, and so have many other peoples through the ages. Even up to the second world war, honey was being used for its antibacterial properties in treating wounds.
This is an old herbal recipe. If you are interested in other syrups and herbal preparations we recommend Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide
Take 1 tsp of this tasty herbal syrup 4 x's a day at the first sign of cold or sore throat. The anti-bacterial properties of honey and onion will have you feeling better in no time.
- 2 medium size organic onions
- organic honey to cover
- Peel 2 medium size organic onions and slice into thin rings
- Place in a non-aluminum saucepan over low heat
- Add enough organic honey to cover the onions and warm until onion become soft, about 2 hours
- Remove the spent onions and place into clean, dry jars
Feel free to print and use this gift tag and help your friends and family be Prepared for Christmas this year.
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