Onion Cough Syrup


One of my favourite remedies for kid’s coughs is Onion Cough Syrup.  It’s easy to make:

  • Whole onion (red or white) peeled & sliced
  • Brown Sugar
  • Jar with lid

Layer onion and sugar in the jar, with the top layer being sugar. Place lid and leave overnight or 6-8 hours.


Facts: Onions contains immune strengthening properties, natuarally anti-bacterial agents  and are great for breaking up phlegm. The syrup’s tastes delicious – savoury and sweet but beware, it smells of onions. If your child has a block nosed let him or her take it off the spoon as is, if their nose is clear then have them pinch their nose as they take it off the spoon.