A cough is a natural reflex that protects lungs. It helps clear your airways of lung irritants, such as smoke and mucus. This helps prevent infections. Prolonged coughing can cause side effects, such as chest pain, exhaustion and light-headedness. Coughing also can interfere with sleep, socializing, and work.
This home made cough syrup works not only for coughs, but also helps with a cold as well.
How to make Onion Cough Syrup
Container with a lid, which fits the onion
-Peel and slice the onion
-Layer sugar and onion slices in the jar.
-Top with more sugar & Cover.
-Let it sit overnight (6-8 hours).
-Pretty soon you’ll see liquid in the jar.
-Take a spoonful of this liquid as needed for coughs & colds.
-Store the extra syrup in the fridge for one day.
-Make fresh syrup every 1-2 days.
Ingredients Health Benefits
Onions 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.
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, it also reduces coughs and soothes sore throats so honey is the perfect base for a cough syrup!
Other Home Remedies For Cough
Turmeric contains curcumin, the active agent that has strong anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is therefore quite effective in treating viral infections like cough and cold.
Ginger is a natural analgesic, and that’s why it’s a common ingredient in cough syrups and lozenges. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and leaves a cleansing effect on your respiratory system.
Garlic has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties, and due to its active agent called “allicin,” it can be one of the most effective home remedies for dry cough. It also boosts your immune system and helps you fight with infections that cause a dry cough.