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Onions for coughs: You Can Get Rid Of Common Cold And Cough By Drinking Onion Juice! Health Expert Luke Coutinho Suggests Other Health Benefits Of Onions

You Can Get Rid Of Common Cold And Cough By Drinking Onion Juice! Health Expert Luke Coutinho Suggests Other Health Benefits Of Onions

Onions can be used as an effective home remedy to cure cough.


  • Onions are low in calories and high in beneficial nutrients
  • Onions are packed with immune-boosting nutrients
  • Onions are great for curing puffy nose

We invariably have onions in our kitchens, because almost all our dishes are incomplete without them. It is more of a compulsion, because we believe our dish is incomplete if we do not add golden brown sauteed onions in it. But did you know that apart from enhancing the flavours, onions do a lot more to your health. This layered vegetable are a part of the allium family of vegetables and herbs, which also includes chives, garlic, scallions and leeks. Allium vegetables are well known for their characteristic, pungent flavours and medicinal properties. Onions can vary in size, shape, colour and flavour. The most common types of onions are red, yellow and white onions. Onions can be sweet and juicy, spicy and pungent, often depending on the season in which they are grown and consumed. They are low in calories and high in beneficial nutrients like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They also contain small amounts of iron, potassium, calcium, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, and the antioxidants quercetin and sulfur. 

Health expert Luke Coutinho in his recent Instagram post shared the several health benefits of onions. According to the health expert, onions can cure cold, cough, high fever, sore throat and boosts immunity. All you need to do is cut some onion and soak it in drinking water for about six to eight hours. You can drink three to four tablespoon of this water thrice a day for better health. Luke Coutinho in his post also gives credit to our ancestors who used food as medicine.

Top 5 health benefits of onions:

1. Boosts Immunity:

Onions have certain phytochemicals that act as stimulants for vitamin C within the body. Vitamin C boosts your immune system by fighting against toxins that can lead to numerous diseases and chronic illness. Onions are packed with immune-boosting nutrients like selenium, sulfur compounds, zinc, and vitamin C. In addition, they are one of the best sources of quercetin, a potent flavonoid, and antioxidant that has antiviral properties as well as histamine regulating effects. 

2. Curing cough:

Onions can be used as an effective home remedy to cure cough. For this you need to slice an onion and keep it in a bowl. Add some drinking water to it. You can have three to four teaspoon of the mixture thrice a day. But make sure you must consume it fresh. Onion juice can help vanish your cough within no time.

3. Sore throat:

As mentioned above, onions contain sulfur compounds that help fight mucus and promote the expulsion of mucus from your airways. Onion is considered to be the most powerful natural antibiotics, which can fight off both viral and bacterial infections, and ease the symptoms of sore throat. 

Also read: 5 Best Ways To Deal With Sore Throat At Home

4. High fever:

Onion is an age old common and versatile ingredient of Indian home remedies for treating chronic fever. It helps lower body temperature and relieves body ache which is caused by fever. You can simply shop an onion into small pieces and put in a large bowl. Add some drinking water and keep it for six to seven hours. Drink this mixture three to four times a day. This drink will help treating high fever and boosting the overall immunity.


Cold and flu:

You might not know this, but onions are great for curing puffy nose as well. A spoon of onion juice which has strong antioxidants will relieve you from severe cold. You can also add onions into your salads and food for maximum benefits.

Also read: 6 Things You Should Not Do When You Have A Cold

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information. 

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Cough Syrup With Onion Juice And Honey: A Homemade Remedy

Homemade cough syrup made of onion juice and honey, really? Yes! Onions serve as an antibacterial and, in combination with honey, make up an essential ingredient of an effective home remedy for cough. Here’s how it’s done.

You’re probably asking yourself: “Onion juice in a cough syrup, seriously? Won’t that taste disgusting?” Surprisingly enough, the taste of this homemade cough syrup is rather palatable and mighty sweet once you add honey or sugar.

Honey and onions really do work as a home remedy for coughs – try it for yourself!

Recipe for Homemade Onion Cough Syrup

Follow these simple instructions to make your own homemade cough syrup from scratch – using onions and honey. The recipe is all-natural and additive-free:

  1. Peel an onion, chop into small pieces and place them in a jar, glass or cup.
  2. Pour two tablespoons of liquid honey over the onions. For vegan cough syrup or when there’s no honey at hand, you can use sugar or other vegan sugar substitutes.
  3. Let the mixture sit for a period of 6-10 hours or overnight.
  4. Pour the liquid gathered at the bottom into a separate glass.
  5. All done! Your homemade cough syrup is ready. Take a spoonful two to three times a day.

There are loads of home remedies for coughs – some others are sage, garlic, thyme and English plantain. (Photo: CC0 Public Domain /Pixabay – Mojpe))

Onion Juice and Honey: Why This Cough Remedy Really Works

Onion juice and honey represent two of many home remedies for coughs. Onion is a traditional household remedy for sore throats, earaches, and insect bites and has been used for centuries. It is said to have anti-inflammatory, germicidal, antibacterial and analgesic effects, which makes onion cough syrup so effective. Honey, too, can help relieve an irritated throat due to its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. You may also profit from the health benefits of ginger, garlic, sage and salt water to get rid of coughs.

Other plants you can use as effective natural remedies for cough are thyme and English plantain (a perennial plant with a rosette of basal leaves and flowering stalks – in the public’s eye: a weed). Thyme works to widen the bronchia, serves as an expectorant and an antibacterial. You can use thyme oil like you would mouthwash for throat pain when sick.

English plantain stimulates the immune system and also possesses a number of antibacterial properties. It also promotes the buildup of the mucus membrane. Place some thyme or English plantain leaves in your tea or boil them down into a homemade cough syrup.

Another ancient cold home remedy is garlic. It may sound like one of your grandma’s old tricks, but eating raw garlic will clear your sinuses more effectively than even wasabi. Read up on this and more natural household cures against colds: Natural Home Remedies for Colds: 6 Easy Recipes. Also try this remedy: Steam Inhalation for Colds and Coughs

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Can an onion stop your child’s cough?

We do love testing parenting hacks, so when we heard a mum on our team announce that a sliced brown onion appeared to stop her child from coughing at night, we wanted to investigate.

She told us: “My 4-year-old daughter has had a cough and cold on and off since November 2017.

“A few days ago, literally all she did was cough. Having already tried vapour rub on her feet and breathing in steam, she just couldn’t stop.

“When I told a friend about my daughter’s coughing, she asked: ‘Have you done the onion in the bedroom?’

“I didn’t believe her, but she was adamant that it helped her daughter who couldn’t stop coughing. She explained you take a regular brown skinned onion, slice it in half and put it in the bedroom with your child – near but safely out of reach.

“We were desperate, and willing to try anything, so we sliced an onion and stuck it under our daughter’s bed, parallel to her head.

“Yes it did stink, and took a few days for the smell to go, and lots of airing the bedroom. But, that night, she had periods of hours between the coughing.

“She did still cough, but she also had large chunks of sleep in between, whereas the nights before the onion, she was coughing all night.

“Right now, the cough isn’t so bad, so no need for the onion. But if it happens again, I’ll grab an onion.”

We should say that another team member says she swears by boiling garlic in water and giving the garlic water to her nieces and nephews to drink (once it’s cooled) if they have coughs.

The expert doctor’s opinion

Family GP Dr Philippa Kaye tells us: “There can be some truth to the remedies of old wives’ tales or folklore, often passed down in families – but there is little scientific evidence backing up the use of either onions or garlic for coughing in babies.

“Both onions and garlic have been used around the world in medications for centuries, but unfortunately there isn’t evidence for a chopped onion in the room curing a cough, though it is unlikely to do any harm!

“There is some evidence about the health benefits of garlic for heart problems and other conditions but, again, not to treat a cough.

“And I am not sure I would be able to convince any of my children to drink garlic water!”

Have your say

Has anything like this ever worked for your coughing child? We’d love to know, in the comments below or on Facebook

Dr Philippa Kaye is a London GP who has written several books on pregnancy and childcare including The First Five Years. See www.drphilippakaye.com and follow her on twitter @drphilippakaye

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Honey & Onion Cough Syrup

What’s better than finding relief from that annoying wintertime cough?

Finding relief in a truly delicious, simple and inexpensive syrup, of course. A few years ago, Rosemary Gladstar, renowned herbalist, shared the recipe for her go-to cough remedy via the blog of one of my favorite herb purveyors, Mountain Rose Herbs. I watched her video recently one afternoon, and before the week was over, had made a few brilliant, sweet fall gifts.

I bottled the syrup in the very medicinal-looking 8 ounce amber glass bottles, then embellished the bottles with the Snowflakes Drift style in champagne, in the large oval label shape and the small circle label shapes. This label style reminds me of the dark, but somehow cozy, humor of Edward Gorey illustrations, available in the levity of four very approachable color schemes.

Honey & Onion Cough Syrup

Author: Lorraine Ferron

Type: Home Remedy



  • 1-2 good, firm white or yellow onions, organic
  • 1-2 cups honey
  • crock pot, or regular pot over very low heat


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  2. Slice the onions and place them in the pot, then add honey just to cover the onions.
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  4. Leave over very low heat for 24 hours, and then strain the liquid from the onions. (You can use the onions in cooking if you’d like. I threw them into a salty stew with great results.) Bottle the syrup and keep refrigerated.


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  • Large Oval Labels • I chose the “Snowfalkes Drift” style in champagne.
  • Small Circle Labels • I chose the “Snowfalkes Drift” style in champagne.
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How to use onions to fight cough and cold

When coughs and colds occur, we need to find a natural remedy as soon as possible to deal with their bothersome symptoms. Surely all of you always have an onion at home, so here’s how to take advantage of its benefits for coughs, colds and flu.

The onion is a food indicated not only to flavor our favorite dishes, but it has also a series of medicinal properties. These make it a natural effective remedy very useful on several occasions.

The onion provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but above all it is known for its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. This bulb therefore prevents the proliferation of microorganisms and at the same time it is able to stimulate the immune defense system. That’s why it can be a handy remedy even in case of coughs and colds.

Our grandmothers or great-grandmothers used and passed on various onion-based remedies in the family to treat flu symptoms and in many cases these are still effective today. Trying it is not so bad, you’ll just find your house invaded by the onion smell for a while!

Onion syrup

To prepare this syrup you will need 1 onion and some sugar. Peel the onion and then chop it finely, put it in a bowl or in a glass container and pour over 2 or 3 tablespoons of sugar. Leave everything to rest for about 12 hours, after which filter the obtained liquid and put it in a glass jar. Take a teaspoon of syrup diluted in half a glass of water 3 times a day until the symptoms have completely disappeared. To enhance the effect you can also add a little honey.

Onion soup

Onion soup can be both a tasty dish and a way to relieve flu symptoms. It is a “poor” dish that in some cases involves using meat broth (you can very well replace it with vegetable broth). Here you will find many recipes, look for the simplest ones and avoid, since you want to use the soup for healing purposes, to add ingredients such as butter and cheese. You can also make your soup more active by adding garlic.

Honey and Onion Syrup to Cure Cough Naturally

Honey and Onion Syrup is very safe, effective and tasty cough cure that even your kids will love. While it soothes the irritated throat, it also thins the mucus out and makes it easier to cough stuff up. One of the best things about it is that it takes no time at all to make. And all you need is two very common ingredients – honey and onion. Too good to be true! I also recommend to use Elderberry Syrup in conjunction to this honey and onion syrup.

Health Benefits Of Raw Honey
  • Honey is rich in minerals, enzymes, several B vitamins, prebiotics and antioxidants.
  • It has strong antibacterial properties and served humans as food and as medicine for millennia.
  • You can use it topically to treat minor burns and cuts and to heal wounds.
  • Honey reduces irritation in the throat and on the skin.
  • Most of honey’s medicinal properties come from small amounts of bee pollen and propolis. Propolis, for example, is the sticky resin that comes from trees. Bioflavonoids in propolis have powerful antibiotic, antifungal, and antibacterial qualities. While bees use it to protect their hives, we use it to protect our health.
  • To maintain its medicinal qualities raw honey should never be heated above 118F.
Health Benefits Of Onion

Onions have volatile oils that contain sulfur compounds. While they give onion its acrid taste and smell they are also medicinal. They easily disperse throughout the body and can enter the interior of bacteria and fungal organisms and interfere with their machinery. They also stimulate white blood cell production – the ones that provide our body’s own defense and protection.

Alliin is another important compound in the onion and especially in garlic. When we slice the onion and expose it to air it gets activated and converted into allicin. Allicin is a strong antimicrobial – the quality that is important for us when dealing with respiratory infections.

Onion, Garlic And Ginger Homemade Cough Syrup

Coughs are the worst. Often hanging around long after the initial cold is gone, anything that causes you to lose sleep while straining all the muscles in your chest, back and neck is something you want to heal as quickly as possible.

In the spirit of the generations of mothers who want desperately to soothe their loved one’s railing breath, I pass this homemade cough syrup recipe on to you.

This natural cough reliever has probably been passed along from parent to parent, with minor variations, for thousands of years. It contains classic and proven ingredients for soothing and shortening colds and flus:

This DIY cough syrup is very easy to make, and lasts 6 months—which will get your family through cold and flu season without a hitch.

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Onion, Garlic and Ginger Cough Syrup

This homemade cough syrup brings quick, natural soothing to sore throats and coughs.

Prep Time: 15 mins

Steeping Time: 4 hrs

Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins

Course: Food Medicine

Cuisine: Herbal Remedy

Approx. Cost: $8

Servings: 128 teaspoons

Calories: 19kcal

  • Peel and slice the onion, garlic and ginger as thinly as you can. A mandolin is a great choice for this.

  • On the bottom of the canning jar, layer slices of onion, garlic and ginger about an inch thick.

  • Pour sugar over the onion mixture until you can’t see it anymore from the top, making another layer about a half inch to an inch deep.

  • Add another inch-thick layer of onions, garlic and ginger slices, then pour in the sugar to cover. Repeat this process, making an onion and sugar “parfait” until the jar is almost full.

  • Top off with a bit more sugar and close the lid tightly.

  • In one hour, the sugar will be soft. In two hours, you will start to see liquid forming in the bottom of the jar. In three hours, you will see the syrup forming, and in four hours, the syrup will be complete.

  • Don’t remove the onions, garlic and ginger from the syrup. Just press the mixture back with the spoon when you administer the syrup. Keeps for 6 months to a year unrefrigerated.

  • Take 2-3 times a day, as needed to soothe sore throat and wet or congested coughs.

Calories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 2mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg

Cough onion

Onion juice with honey is considered one of the most effective folk remedies for bronchitis, lung diseases and bronchial asthma. Natural bee honey purchased from beekeepers is best suited for the preparation of this product. Onions grown in your own garden will be a good addition to such honey.

Onions are an excellent antiseptic. Some people put garlic cloves around the house when they have the flu or cold to suppress bacterial growth.This effect is achieved due to the presence of biologically active substances in garlic and onions – phytoncides .

Phytoncides of garlic, onion, horseradish, red pepper can kill many types of protozoa, bacteria and lower fungi in a short time. Today our editorial staff will share with you excellent recipes for onion medicines for your speedy recovery!

Cough Onion


  • 500 g onion
  • 2 st. l. sugar
  • 50 g honey
  • 1 l boiling water


  1. Thoroughly chop the onion (you can use a meat grinder).
  2. Add sugar and honey, then pour boiling water over the mixture and let it brew for about an hour.

During this time, juice will be released from the onion, and the medicine will be ready for use. This liquid should be drunk in a tablespoon three times a day. The product should be consumed after meals.

This medicine effectively destroys microbes, improves breathing and sputum discharge. Be careful, the remedy is contraindicated for people who have diabetes and those who are allergic to honey.

Cough sugar onions


  1. Thoroughly chop the onion (you can use a meat grinder).
  2. Place it in a half-liter jar and cover with sugar in a 1: 1 ratio.
  3. Place the jar in a warm place for 4 hours.

When the juice is discharged, the medicine is ready for use. You need to take it in the same way as the previous one: a tablespoon three times a day. The product should be consumed after meals.

For the treatment of small children, honey and onions may only be used after consulting a doctor.Get involved in the restoration of your body and share the recipe for a healing onion medicine with your friends!

90,000 For a runny nose, dry cough and more. Folk recipes for the treatment of onion peel

For a long time, traditional healers have been using it in the treatment of many diseases of the human body. The fact that onion products are very useful has been known for a long time. A proverb is passed from generation to generation: onions from seven ailments are an ailment, this folk wisdom has been tested by time.Modern scientists have come to the conclusion that one of the seven wonders of the world – the famous pyramids – were built with a bow. If it were not for its healing properties, tourists today would simply have nothing to do in Egypt. The bow made the builders of the tombs of the omnipotent pharaohs enduring. Onion skins are no less useful. Interfax.by will prove it to you.

Slavic sorcerers used onion peel as a medicine. For a long time, traditional healers have used it in the treatment of many diseases of the human body, especially external ones.And as practice shows, there are more than seven diseases that the husk can easily deal with.
What medicinal properties can garbage have, you ask. Decoctions of onion peel are used as an expectorant, laxative, diuretic, choleretic, antispasmodic, vitamin, antimicrobial, vasoconstrictor. It is especially useful for hypertension and atherosclerosis. The water infusion of the husk also has a beneficial effect on the work of the heart, promotes the elimination of excess chlorides from the body.For eczema of the scalp, an infusion of onion peels was smeared and rinsed or lotions were made.
Does the child have a constant sore throat ? Pour boiling water over the onion peel, strain the resulting infusion and let it rinse with healing infusion. Redness will relieve like a hand.

Gargling with onion peel tincture is an excellent remedy for stomatitis , periodontal disease and fluxes. Cooking it is not at all difficult: pour three teaspoons of dry chopped onion husks with 0.5 liters of hot water, bring to a boil.Now you need to let the resulting broth brew for 7-8 hours and strain it. You can forget about stomatitis! By the way, about the sore throat too … And if you wipe the festering wounds with the same solution, they will heal much faster. Isn’t it a miracle cure ?!
For greater efficiency, one teaspoon of sage leaves can be added to a 0.5 liter jar of husk decoction. Sage should be poured into the finished broth, which then must be brought to a boil again and the tincture should be allowed to infuse for half an hour.You should rinse your mouth briefly, but often. Inflammatory processes disappear in 2-3 days. It is noted that a decoction of a mixture of onion husks with sage acts much faster than a decoction of sage alone.
Does your husband constantly get painful calluses ? Place the onion skins in a glass jar and cover with vinegar. Tie the jar with parchment or compress paper and let it brew for two weeks. Then drain the vinegar and dry the husks. Now, the treatment itself, which is better to do at night looking: lubricate the skin around the corn with petroleum jelly or another greasy softening agent (for example, baby cream), put a layer of husk 2-3 mm on the corn and put on a knitted woolen sock.In the morning, you need to steam the leg and carefully remove the corn. Repeat this process several times and the calluses will disappear.
Onion Hull Powder can be used to sprinkle on cuts , shaving wounds , diaper rash and scuffs .
The onion peel will also help heal from the painless treatment of boils and carbuncles . The mechanism for preparing the medicine is simple: first, the husk is soaked in boiling water, then it is thoroughly mixed with crushed plantain leaves in a 1: 1 ratio.Add honey and flour to the resulting mass until the consistency of a thick dough. A flat cake from it is applied to a boil or a long non-healing abscess and secured with a bandage or adhesive plaster. Usually, a boil or abscess painlessly opens after 1-2 days. After that, wipe the skin around with alcohol or vodka. Deep cracks in the heels are well cured with these cakes. Also, the resulting miracle ointment is applied to non-healing and festering wounds, they are well cleaned and heal quickly.
Influenza epidemic starts in the country ? Let the disease rage, we will reveal to you the secret of traditional medicine. Pour a handful of pine needles in an enamel bowl with two liters of water, add one tablespoon of ground onion husks and one teaspoon of chopped licorice root. Put all this potion on low heat and boil it for 15-20 minutes. Then add two tablespoons of mashed rose hips and let it simmer a little more. Now remove the pan from the heat and wrap it in a warm blanket.If you are in a hurry to get on the road, just pour the broth into a thermos. The healing agent should be infused for at least 10-12 hours. Now it must be filtered and brought to a boil again. Then the miracle cure is cooled and stored in the refrigerator. There are no restrictions on consumption: drink the infusion to strengthen the immune system and as a prophylactic agent against influenza, as much as you want – from one to two liters per day. And forget about the cold!
Onion peel easily overcomes runny nose , both allergic and cold.To get a healing agent, pour four tablespoons of chopped onion peel into boiling water and breathe over the steam for 3-5 minutes. The nasal congestion was gone.
With the help of onion peels, you can also fight dry cough . Pour two tablespoons of the husk in two glasses of water and let the broth simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Then refrigerate at room temperature and strain. To get rid of dry cough, the broth should be drunk warm, 1/4 cup 3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals.
Helps infusion of onion peels with nephritis, cystitis, pyelonephritis and other kidney and bladder diseases . Take three 3 teaspoons of crushed husks, brew with two glasses of boiling water and let it brew for 30 minutes. For acute cystitis, take the medicine 1/4 cup 2 times a day for 3-5 days. For chronic cystitis – 2 tablespoons 3-4 times a day for 10 days. You will appreciate the diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties of onion peels.

Solves onion peels and a purely female problem. At amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), a special infusion should be taken 2 times a day, which is prepared as follows: pour two or three tablespoons of chopped onion husks with 1 liter of water, boil over low heat for 15 minutes and cool at room temperature. The filtered broth is taken in 1/2 cup (morning and evening) 30-40 minutes before meals.
Another woman’s misfortune is asterisks on the legs of .With varicose veins, onion peel tincture is taken within 10 days. To do this, pour 2 tablespoons of chopped onion husks with 100 ml of vodka. You need to insist for a week. Filter the tincture and take 20 drops 2-3 times a day 30 minutes before meals. Another remedy for stars on the legs is prepared as follows: pour two tablespoons of chopped onion peel with 400 ml of boiling water, leave for 6 hours, strain and drink 1/4 cup 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals for 7-10 days.A second course of treatment should be carried out after a week break.
Onion peel will also help with atherosclerosis . Vodka tincture will save you from this disease: pour 2 tablespoons of chopped onion husks with 100 ml of vodka. After a week, strain and the medicine is ready. It should be taken in 20 drops with one tablespoon of unrefined sunflower oil 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals. The course of treatment is 14 days. Then a 10-day break is required, after which the course of treatment can be repeated.

Tincture of onion peels on vodka can be used to lubricate the affected areas with nail fungus . To get the medicine, pour 0.5 liters of vodka 8 tbsp. spoons of onion peel. Insist 10 minutes and strain. Roll the affected nails with tincture 2-3 times a day. Another traditional medicine, in order to get rid of fungal diseases, recommends soaring your feet or hands in a strong hot solution of onion husks for 20-30 minutes.
Tortured hemorrhoids ? The healing agent is a miracle husk.Pour 4 tablespoons of onion skins with two liters of milk and boil over low heat for 10 minutes. Cool the resulting liquid at room temperature and strain. Take a sitz bath with a decoction for 10 minutes. And your problem is solved!
Plain onion peel is an excellent and very simple remedy that helps to cleanse the body of harmful toxic substances . An aqueous infusion from the husk, as well as a decoction from it, helps to remove excess sodium and chlorides from the body, cleanses from lead contamination.
Onion peel is a medicine that is always at hand. But remember that self-medication is dangerous. Therefore, before using traditional medicine recipes, be sure to consult your doctor.

Scientific language
Do you want to know how modern science explains what our great-grandmothers knew: why onion peels have such unique healing properties? Scientists have found that onion peels contain flavonoid glycosides – substances with healing properties.
It has been experimentally proven that onion peel contains a full set of macro- and microelements: potassium and calcium, magnesium and iron, manganese and copper, zinc and chromium, aluminum and helen, nickel, lead and boron – almost the entire table of Mendeleev’s elements, which are not so enough in the human body. And the dye quertecin also has bacteriostatic activity.
You have learned how to prepare medicinal decoctions according to folk recipes, and pharmacological companies from onion peel get a drug that has a therapeutic effect in hypertension and atherosclerosis, as well as improves the elasticity of blood vessels.
Onion peel is an effective remedy that can be used to cleanse the body, prevent many diseases, it not only prevents the development of atherosclerosis and stroke, but also strengthens the immune system and helps the body to recover from illnesses.

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Three recipes for preparing an effective cough medicine

AnyutaN – Mar 9th, 2017

Categories: Syrups

Traditional medicine offers many ways to combat one of the symptoms of colds and viral diseases – cough.One of them is onion and sugar syrup. This rather effective natural remedy allows you to overcome the disease in a relatively short time, without spending large sums of money on medicines. Read about all the ways to make healthy syrup in this article.

Ingredients: water, honey, onions, sugar
Time for setting: All year

What is the effect of onion syrup

A large amount of vitamin C in onions allows you to quickly cope with the disease, strengthening and activating the immune system.Essential oils, as well as malic and citric acids, which are part of the onion, actively resist the viruses that caused the underlying disease. This vegetable has been valued by healers since ancient times for its bactericidal and antimicrobial properties. In modern folk medicine, onions are compared to a natural antibiotic.

A syrup made from onions with sugar allows you to cope with a painful cough and quickly recover the body after a long illness. The effect of the syrup is noticeable almost immediately.However, it should not be forgotten that the earlier initiation of treatment gives faster and more lasting results. Do not drag out the cough, treat it right away!

A contraindication to the use of the syrup may be diabetes mellitus, liver and gastrointestinal tract diseases. Also, onion syrup should be used with caution to treat children under 2 years of age.

Prescriptions for the preparation of medicines

Simple and quick recipe

Two medium-sized onions are peeled and chopped into small cubes with a sharp knife.The vegetable slices are placed in a wide glass jar and covered with 2 tablespoons of sugar on top. Almost immediately, the onions will begin to give off juice. To speed up this process, the mass is stirred. After half an hour, the sugar crystals will completely dissolve, and the onion slices are almost completely immersed in the syrup. This syrup is carefully scooped up and served to the patient. Adults can also use onion slices for medicinal purposes.

Elena Leonova presents to your attention a video describing how to prepare onion cough syrup

Onion syrup for children

This recipe is more suitable for the treatment of fastidious children who completely refuse to use the medicine infused with fresh onions.

Cut a large onion into cubes or half rings. The product is placed in a small saucepan and covered with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar. From above, the mass is poured with 100 milliliters of water, and the container is put on fire. Prepare the potion over medium heat for 4 minutes. Until the liquid has cooled completely, the onion is kept in a saucepan under the lid. After, the mass is passed through a sieve.

Onion syrup with sugar and honey

To prepare the medicine you will need:

  • 500 grams of onions,
  • 700 grams of sugar;
  • 40 – 50 grams of honey;
  • 1 liter of water.

Onion slices, sugar and water are combined in a small saucepan. Cover the bowl and put on fire. Simmer the mass over low heat for 2 hours. The boiled onions are removed using a sieve, and honey is introduced into the syrup cooled to 50 degrees. Everything is mixed well and poured into jars.

We suggest watching another video from Elena Leonova – Cleaning the liver with onions and sugar

How to take syrup

Onion syrup is taken according to the following scheme:

  • children under 12 years old: 4 – 5 times a day after meals, 1 teaspoon;
  • 90,018 adults: 4 – 8 times a day, a tablespoon.

Storage conditions

A syrup made from a small amount of products can be stored at room temperature for 24 hours. Large doses of syrup should be placed in a refrigerator for storage. In the cold, fresh onion syrup does not lose its medicinal properties for up to 5 days.

Syrups prepared by heat treatment of vegetables should be stored in tightly sealed containers in the refrigerator.


90,000 cough prescription for children

Colds in winter and autumn are common.Therefore, you should always have a few simple recipes at hand that can help cope with the disease. The assortment of tablets, hot teas, syrups is simply phenomenal today. However, folk methods still remain relevant. After all, their effectiveness has been tested for centuries. They do not contain any chemical ingredients. This is often the main selection criterion. An effective remedy is honey with onions for coughing. The recipe is incredibly simple and very powerful.

Healing power

Our grandmothers used honey with cough onions for children in the old days.Such a remedy can cure even a severe cough.

Honey is an excellent anti-inflammatory, excellent bactericidal agent. Onions are a natural antiseptic that instantly destroys pathogenic bacteria. It is obvious that the combination of ingredients creates an excellent drug that is quite effective and, importantly, natural.

Onions are a truly unique preventive measure. During a cold epidemic, it is even recommended to eat a slice of it in order to protect your body from pathogenic bacteria.

Honey gives the medicine a sweetish taste. The main thing is to choose a natural product. On the shelves, you can often find honey, which includes synthetic drugs. Therefore, when purchasing this product, give preference to buying from a beekeeper.

Recipe 1

How to make honey with cough onions? The recipe for the simplest remedy is as follows. Peel a few onions. Grind them using a grater (blender). Squeeze out the juice. It will take 5-6 tbsp. spoons.

For this product it is better to use buckwheat honey.If there is none, use any other.

Mix onion juice with honey in a 1: 1 ratio.

This remedy is taken under one Art. spoon 3-4 times a day. Do not swallow it immediately. The prepared product should dissolve slowly in the mouth.

After eating honey with onions, it is recommended not to drink or eat for half an hour.

Recipe 2

Sometimes it is difficult to get a kid to use honey with onions for coughing. The recipe for children can be used as follows.

In this case, a decoction will be prepared. You will need 0.5 kg of regular onions. It should be peeled and then cut. Put the resulting slices in a container. Pour milk there – 1 liter. This mixture must be cooked over low heat until the onion softens.

To the resulting solution, add honey in the amount of 100 g. Stir the mixture carefully.

This remedy is taken every hour for 1 tbsp. spoon. The resulting potion has excellent healing power.Even the most severe cough throughout the day is significantly reduced. The remedy is able to eliminate a sore throat.

It is recommended to continue treatment with this solution until it ends.

Recipe 3

Peel 0.5 kg of onions and cut into rings. Dip in a saucepan and pour boiling water over. The water should completely cover the rings of the onion. Let the product sit for about 1 hour. After this time, strain the infusion.

Add honey to the solution – 3-4 tsp.spoons. Stir the ingredients well. You have got an effective remedy – honey with onions for coughing (for children).

How to take such a decoction? They consume it at least 5 times a day for 2-3 tbsp. spoons after eating.

Treatment with such a drug lasts about two to three days. The prepared broth is enough to cure even the most annoying cough.

If desired, you can add aloe juice to this product – 1 tbsp. spoon. The effectiveness of the drug from the additional ingredient will increase significantly.

Recipe 4

There are quite varied folk remedies, which include honey and onions, for cough. The recipe for an excellent medicine, which is used for a strong cough, is based on a decoction of the husk.

You will need 10 bulbs. Clean them up. Pour boiling water over the resulting husk (1 liter). Reduce this mixture by half. Separate the liquid from the husk.

Add honey – 100 g to the solution. Mix the ingredients well.

It is important to remember the following. Honey is added only to a completely cooled broth (room temperature is recommended).Otherwise, the medicinal properties of the product are lost.

The resulting product should be drunk three times a day, 150 ml. The prepared infusion should be enough for 1 day of treatment.

Prescription 5

For various colds, tonsillitis, bronchitis, flu, one of the best traditional medicine is a combination of honey, onion juice and sugar.

This tool is manufactured as follows. Grind half a kilogram of onions. Add sugar to the resulting gruel – 0.5 kg.Next, honey is introduced into the mixture – 50 g. Everything should be poured with 1 liter of cold water. The container should be tightly closed with a lid and boiled over low heat for about 3 hours.

Pour the resulting product into a separate jar, and put the onion into another. The child should be given 1 tbsp daily. spoonful of onions and syrup. The use of the product is repeated 4 times a day.

This potion works wonders. It effectively relieves unpleasant, annoying coughs.

Treatment of pregnant women

The use of the above folk remedies is quite safe.It is not contraindicated to consume honey with onions for coughs during pregnancy. However, its use, like any folk remedy, is recommended to be agreed with a doctor.


No one will argue with how effective honey with onions is for coughing. The recipe has been tested by many generations.

However, there is a list of pathologies in which the agent can harm the body. Treatment with onions and honey is not carried out if a person has one of the following problems:

  • liver disease;
  • gastrointestinal ailments;
  • diabetes mellitus;
  • Allergy to one of the ingredients.

The agent is not used to treat children under one year old.

Treatment with honey and onions is very effective for everyone else. At the first signs of an onset cold and cough, it is recommended to immediately start using the remedy.

Consumer Opinion

Many people have been using honey with onions for coughs for a long time. The reviews are unanimously positive. Many parents consider this remedy to be the most effective cough medicine.

They note that one or two days are enough, and the strongest and driest cough becomes moist.If you use medication, then this stage of treatment requires replacing the medication with another. When used with this effective remedy, it relieves both dry and wet coughs.

There are a lot of options for preparing the drug. This is another plus of the healing medicine. After all, each consumer can choose a more suitable manufacturing method, and sometimes add some ingredients.


Even those people who control their health and periodically take vitamins are not immune from colds after long walks in the cold or thaw.As a result: sore throat, stuffy nose, pain in the head and a constant companion – cough. You can go to the pharmacy, because the modern wide range of different products allows you to choose a medicine for every taste. Or you can prepare a healing remedy that our grandmothers used – from honey and onions.

Onions with honey: recipes for coughs and hair masks

It would seem that onions with honey are absolutely incompatible. But by combining these two products, you can get rid of colds and many other problems.Why does this remedy help and how to prepare it? Each component individually has a number of healing properties. Together they acquire new qualities, and the scope of their application is significantly expanding.

Recipes for coughs with onions and honey

Thanks to this amazing mixture, the cough disappears quickly, the state of health improves, the skin looks healthy. The reason for this magical effect lies in the properties of the products. The honey sweetness smooths out the bitterness of the onions, making the taste quite palatable.Means based on these components are suitable even for children and effectively help with various problems:

  • The cough will quickly pass if warmed honey, preferably buckwheat, is added to the onion gruel obtained in a blender. You can take no more than three spoons a day.
  • To prepare another remedy for colds, 0.5 kg of onions are peeled, finely chopped and poured with boiling water so that the water completely covers it. After an hour, the water must be drained and mixed with 3 tsp. honey and 1 tsp.l. aloe juice. If you take such a decoction after meals for 2 tbsp. l., on the third day the cough will completely disappear.
  • If you mix onion juice with honey and walnut films, you can additionally normalize blood pressure.

Essential oils in onions help cleanse the respiratory tract. Thanks to its antibacterial action, harmful bacteria are killed in the body. Despite all the positive properties, this composition is not suitable for everyone. It is necessary to use it carefully for allergy sufferers and people suffering from chronic diseases.

Hair mask with onions and honey

Both components are antioxidants. Thanks to them, free radicals are neutralized, the body is cleansed of toxins, and the likelihood of developing various diseases decreases. They have an antiseptic, regenerating and anti-inflammatory effect, which is widely used in cosmetology:

  • Hair mask with onions and honey is prepared from these components taken in a 4: 1 ratio. The onion is pre-grated.The composition is rubbed into the skin and after 40 minutes. washed off.
  • Adding castor oil to this mask will strengthen the roots and give the hair a splendor. To reduce oily hair, you should add lemon juice to the composition, and olive oil to nourish dry curls.
  • A face mask made from these products will have a nourishing and rejuvenating effect. For its preparation, a baked in the oven and grated onion is used, which is mixed with 1 tsp. honey.

Additional components can be added to the base components to enhance the effect of the agent.It must be remembered that when heated, honey loses its qualities, therefore, you should not put it in highly heated juice.

Such onion remedies are natural and can serve as a good alternative to pharmaceutical preparations, but it is advisable to coordinate their use with a doctor. Side effects of these products are rare, but you need to be prepared for them. If unexpected symptoms appear, these funds should not be used.

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Homemade syrup of four ingredients can quickly relieve your cough

There are many treatments for conditions that cause coughing.In fact, a cough is a protective reaction of the body to external pathogens. In this way, the body tries to get rid of mucus and phlegm that accumulates on the walls of the respiratory system.

Pharmaceutical preparations, of course, are popular nowadays. But do not neglect folk methods of treatment. Moreover, most homemade syrups and textures are made from natural ingredients and do not cause allergic reactions.

Quite recently I suffered from a lingering cough, which did not allow me to live, work and sleep in peace.What have I not tried … On the advice of a friend, I decided to try homemade syrup. A friend praised him so much that I could not resist. The effect became noticeable almost the next day, the annoying cough began to recede, and two days later I was already breathing deeply and almost forgot about my problem. Now I drink this remedy for prevention. It contains the simplest but very effective ingredients.

We need:

  • Onion – 1 piece
    Garlic – 1 head
    Horseradish – 1 piece
    Honey – 2 tablespoons

Cooking method:

Pass the onion, garlic and horseradish through a meat grinder, add honey and mix thoroughly.We put it in a jar with a lid, our syrup is ready.
It is necessary to take this syrup one teaspoon three times a day with meals. The taste, of course, is not very pleasant, and you are unlikely to like the smell. But for the sake of health, you can be patient.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones!

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Allergen f48 – onion, IgE

Onions as an etiological factor of food allergy are attributed to a low degree of allergenic activity (without taking into account individual characteristics). Most often, there are such manifestations as diseases of the digestive system (allergic stomatitis, cheilitis, gastritis, colitis, gastroenteritis), skin (atopic dermatitis, urticaria, Quincke’s edema) and less often – of the respiratory system (allergic rhinitis, asthma).Cross-allergic reactions to birch pollen are common. Determination of specific immunoglobulin E to this allergen in an increased amount indicates an acute allergic reaction (immediate type hypersensitivity).

Synonyms Russian

Allergen-specific IgE to onions.

English synonyms

Onion IgE (f48).

Research method

Immunochemiluminescence analysis.


IU / ml (international unit per milliliter).

Which biomaterial can be used for research?

Venous blood.

How to properly prepare for the study?

  • Do not smoke for 30 minutes prior to examination.

General information about the study

Cases of hypersensitivity to onion allergens include allergic contact dermatitis, rhinoconjunctivitis, and bronchial asthma caused by onion processing.Food allergies are rare, despite widespread use.

Allergy symptoms such as rhinoconjunctivitis, shortness of breath and cough are common when raw onions are chopped. A number of studies have proven a specific respiratory IgE-mediated reaction with the development of an immediate type of allergy.

Cases of anaphylaxis are described after eating raw or lightly cooked onions, with the detection of specific IgE in the blood serum to the thermolabile fractions of onion protein.

Dialyldisulfide, the main allergen of onions and garlic, is one of the most common causes of allergic skin reactions. Allergic dermatitis and eczema, associated with sensitization to onion allergens, are found in housewives, cooks, and food industry workers. Allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, caused by an allergic reaction to onions, are found in workers involved in the production of spices and who have constant inhalation contact. In all cases, onion specific IgE was determined in the serum.

Cross-reactivity to garlic and leek allergens is common in individuals with hypersensitivity to onion allergens.

Onion also contains a lipid transporter protein (LTP), which can lead to cross-reactivity with plants containing a similar protein (peach, wormwood, peanuts, corn, rice, orange, celery, tomatoes).

What is this study used for?

  • For the diagnosis of allergic diseases associated with onion sensitization.
  • For screening for spice sensitization.

When is the study scheduled?

  • In case of allergy symptoms (the appearance of urticarial and papular skin rashes, swelling of the mucous membranes, rhinitis, lacrimation, bronchospasm, an attack of bronchial asthma, etc.) that occur immediately or shortly after eating onions, getting onion juice on the skin or mucous membranes , accidental inhalation of dried onion particles or professional contact (processing, harvesting onions).

What do the results mean?

Reference values: 0.00 – 0.10 IU / ml.

Reasons for increased result:

  • onion sensitization.

Reasons for a negative result:

  • lack of sensitization to this allergen;
  • long-term limitation or exclusion of contact with an allergen.

Important Notes

  • This study is safe for the patient compared to skin tests (in vivo), as it excludes patient contact with the allergen.Taking antihistamines and age-related features do not affect the quality and accuracy of the study.

Also recommended

  • Total immunoglobulins E (IgE) in serum
  • Fadiatop (ImmunoCAP)
  • Fadiatop for children (ImmunoCAP)
  • Eczema
  • Allergen f85 – celery, IgE
  • Allergen f47 – garlic, IgE
  • Allergen f86 – parsley, IgE

+ determination of specific immunoglobulins of class E to other allergens

Who orders the study?

Allergist, gastroenterologist, dermatologist, pediatrician, therapist, general practitioner.