Cold and Cough Syrup

This an easy and simple Syrup that is made with ingredients you may already keep in your kitchen. Its effectiveness is very quick and lasting. Believe it’s mostly in the Properties of the Onion and the enzymes in the herbs and honey. I’m going to use this alot when I get a cold I make a small batch.
There’s another trick with onions.
If you don’t sleep well and or have difficult breathing at night try this, take a fresh onion cut it in half put it on a plate and near the area your sleep close by. This will act as a natural air purifier/detoxifier, and your should feel great when you wake up in the mornings.


1 cup freshly chopped onion

About 1/2 cup of raw honey

Plus any of the following (optional)
1 teaspoon Cloves (whole or powdered), specifically good for pain relief

1-2 tablespoon Comfrey or Slippery Elm (dried or powdered). Comfrey is particularly good for healing, and Slipper elm has more of a reputation for soothing and coating the throat.

1-2 Tablespoons fresh chopped Ginger root OR 1 teaspoon ginger powder- Ginger increases warmth, circulation (important for healing) and the overall effectiveness of the syrup.

**You can include all of these optional herbs, but at a maximum of 2 tablespoons extra herbs total.


Put chopped onions and any herbs of choice into a small stainless steel or glass pot (not aluminum). Add enough homey to cover the onions (for me, this seemed to be about 1/2 cup, though I didn’t measure exactly).

Turn the pot on low heat and slowly simmer. The honey will soften and become liquid, and you want to keep the temperature very low while allowing the herbs to seep in the honey. It’s best to keep a lid on to help keep all of the medicinal properties of the herbs in the syrup, and just take the lid off to give it a quick stir- every few minutes to ensure it doesn’t burn at all (though the temp. should be low enough to prevent this).

Give it 20 minutes of simmering, then remove it from the heat. Strain the onions and herbs out and store the remaining honey (which might have flecks of herb in it and this is fine) in a small glass jar with a lid and keep it in the fridge.

The syrup can be used as often as needed, up to every half hour. Hare the dosages:

1 teaspoon for a younger child
1 tablespoon for anyone 10 years and older


*These additives are to be used by only an adult 80lbs. or over

Herbs to add:

Cumin 1/4 teaspoon nutrition
Cayenne 1/8 teaspoon for heat diaphoretic
Slippery Elm Bark powder 1/2 teaspoon nutrition demuculant
Thyme 1/4 teaspoon strengthen immune system

After straining onions and syrup take warm onions in a press or potato ricer and press juices out into the honey this is the consent rate for good stuff.

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