If your little one has the coughs, you’d probably do anything to help them to feel better. But, if you’re like me, you won’t go as far as some harsh and hasty pharmaceuticals. A natural home remedy is always an option. But sometimes home remedies can be complicated, and well, a little bit scary, too.
This classic onion cough syrup home remedy may be the perfect do-it-yourself. It is based off of generations of home remedies and chances are your grandparents remember its use in their childhood homes. The best part of this recipe may be its simplicity. It includes only two ingredients: onion and granulated sugar. The recipe is simple, but effective. Onions are popular for building the immune system. They also act as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and best of all if you have a nagging cough, as an expectorant.
So, if you’re trying to help your little angel to feel better why not try one of grandmother’s secrets and make your own cough mixture with onion? All you need to do is:
- Peel an onion
- Slice it
- Put a layer of onion pieces into a jar (with a lid)
- Add a layer of sugar and repeat
- Sprinkle the final layer with sugar
- Close the lid
- Keep it closed for six to eight hours
- Once it liquefies it’s ready to be taken by the spoonful
Take one spoonful as needed. You must re-make this syrup fresh every one to two days. Read on for more information about the healing powers of onions and details on recipes.