Onion syrup

Onion syrup is a panacea for diseases of the upper respiratory tract. The recipe for onion syrup is very simple. How to make onion syrup?
Onions – a natural antibiotic with many uses.
Onions, along with garlic, are natural antibiotics with strong antiseptic and bactericidal properties. The fact that it is worth eating garlic and onions during an infection was learned from childhood for most of us. I also bet that most of us also remember the taste of onion syrup – a school nightmare. I really liked the taste of onion syrup as a child and as an adult I cultivate my grandmother’s tradition, often preparing a jar of syrup when I am more susceptible to infections.

Onions contain antimicrobial compounds with antibiotic properties. It works well with inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. It contains quercetin, which has a strong antioxidant effect. It also supplements the deficiencies of vitamins C, A, B1, B2, PP and micronutrients, including zinc, which helps build antiviral immunity.

Onion syrup for diseases of the upper respiratory tract

Onion syrup has anti-inflammatory and expectorant effects. It works well with various types of inflammation of the upper respiratory tract: inflammation of the pharynx, paranasal sinuses, larynx, as well as inflammation of the oral cavity, e.g. it successfully fights aphthae.

Apart from its health benefits, the great advantage of onion syrup is its easy preparation. To make it, you really need two ingredients – onion and honey (you can also use sugar, but I recommend a healthier version with honey, which is also anti-inflammatory).

Extra ingredients that you can add to the onion syrup: turmeric, ginger root, lemon.

How to make onion syrup?

Peel a few onions (so as not to suffer too much you can reduce the release of irritants by soaking the knife every time before slicing onions – they will not evaporate then, but will merge with the water).
Chop the onion, put it in a previously prepared jar (clean, scalded or rubbed with alcohol) and pour plenty of honey.
Let it rest for about five hours (the jar can be open, you don’t need to screw it on) until the onion lets out the juice, screw the jar on and shake. Ready syrup. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.


Adults up to about 6 tablespoons in case of infection, prophylactically 2.

Children are recommended to take up to 3 teaspoons a day in case of infection, but it is always worth consulting a doctor.

The remaining tips with onions in the lead role

Juice for washing acne, bites and burns

We can also prepare onion juice that can be used to wash the face in the event of acne, wounds, burns, and insect bites. It has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. It is enough to squeeze the juice of 3-4 peeled onions.

To strengthen the nails

Onion not only improves the condition of the skin, but also strengthens the hair and nails. When the nails turn yellow or dull after using the hybrid or gel for a long time, the onion will help to bring them to order. Just mash the onion, add a few drops of tea tree oil, spread it on your nails, leave it for about 10 minutes, then wash it off. Such a mask acts as a conditioner and prevents the development of nail diseases, significantly strengthening them.

Onion for canker sores

Troublesome canker sores can be eliminated with the use of onions. You only need to peel and grate the onion on a grater, put the prepared paste on a gauze pad and put it on the sore spot for a few minutes.

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