This simple medicinal syrup is made with onion, honey & cinnamon and can be kept in the fridge for up to six months. It soothes a sore, dry, itchy throat and can also assist with the healing of wounds. The honey and cinnamon offer antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties while the humble onion stimulates the immune system, and the essential oil is an expectorant, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anticoagulant, and has analgesic properties.
You can also add grated ginger, minced garlic, grated lemon peel or a combination of turmeric and black pepper for added immune boosting power! Try a little to taste – ginger and garlic are strong and a little goes a long way.
ONION, HONEY & CINNAMON SYRUP
1 Large Onion, peeled and sliced into rings
2. Enough honey to cover the onions *use Maple Syrup or Vegetable Glycerine for infants younger than 1 year
THE HOW TO
In a sterilized jar, dry jar, layer the sliced rings of onion, the optional extra ingredients and the honey until the onion is covered.
Leave the mixture to stand overnight. The onion juice with seep out into the honey, which will make it runny. The next morning strain the onion off. You can use a cheesecloth to squeeze out the remaining juice from the onion mixture and keep the syrup in an airtight, sterile and dry jar in the fridge.
TIP You can add the honey soaked onion to stir fry’s or roast veggies – or add to a chutney recipe, like this one
DOSAGE / USAGE
Take 1tsp of the soothing syrup 4 times per day from when you feel a cold / cough coming on or 1tsp per day to support the immunse system
This syrup can also be used to soothe and disinfect cuts and grazes.
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