Homemade Syrup With Onion, Honey and Ginger to Relieve Sore Throat


Normally, a sore throat is caused by a common cold, and other symptoms may accompany the sore throat, a headache, a cough or a runny nose. And there are many other ways you can get a sore throat:

  • Bacterial Infection
  • Fungal Infections
  • Non-infectious Causes (Inappropriate level of humidity ; Exposure to irritants like pollution, cigarette smoke, dust and pollen ; People suffering from asthma and sinusitis are at an increased risk of getting viral and bacterial sore throat.)

The good thing is that you can deal with a sore throat with natural and herbal remedies, and the following is one effective and easy remedy for the problem. All you need is these three available ingredients in your kitchen: onion, honey and ginger.

Simple Syrup Recipe to Relieve A Sore Throat

  • 4 tablespoons high quality Manuka honey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 fresh ginger, grated

Find a big bowl, mix the honey, chopped onion and grated ginger together. Mix them well and leave for at least 6 hours, this will make the active ingredients in the onions and ginger released and absorbed in the honey.

Take a teaspoon of the honey every some hours until symptoms are relieved.

Why This Syrup Works

The compounds in onion such as phenolics, flavonoids and quercetin have been proven to own anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and antioxidant properties. So onion juice is a popular remedy in the treatment of sore throat.

Ginger is a pain killer, its antibacterial and antifungal  properties may help fight the infection causing your sore throat.

Honey also has effective antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an effective ingredient to relieve cough and soothes sore throat.

Other Herbal Remedies You Can Also Try To Relieve The Sore Throat Symptoms

Honey and Cider Vinegar

Adding honey and vinegar in equal amounts to water and then sipping it hot.

Lemon Juice and Honey

Mixing lemon juice and honey in warm water and then drinking it.


Take a fresh garlic clove, cut in two halves and place inside each cheek and suck like a cough drop.

Chicken Soup

A warm soup which can provide both nourishment and comforting relief to sore throats.


Gargling with sage also works. Make a mixture with 1 teaspoon of sage, 1 teaspoon cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey in a cup of boiling water, consume it four times a day.

Horseradish cocktail

Mix 1 tablespoon of pure horseradish with 1 teaspoon of cloves in powder form and 1 teaspoon of raw honey in a glass of warm water. Consume to reduce the pain.

Other Small Tricks To Relieve A Sore Throat

  • Use raspberry juice as a gargle as it has very good antiseptic properties.
  • Blackberries contain a good amount of Vitamin C which helps fight infection.
  • Along with all the home remedies, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

These natural remedies give some relief for your sore throat, while you have to know normally a sore throat lasts 3-4 days. If the symptoms persist for longer, then go to see the doctor.


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